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RUSH: Now, last week, as you know, I was given the distinguished William F. Buckley Jr. award for Management in Political Thought by the National Review Institute. And, in my remarks, I was scheduled to go 15 minutes. At thirty minutes they provided me the hook. I understood it. They clearly told me 15 minutes. They had to remain on schedule to get to the dancing by 9 o’clock. I think it was 9:25 they came out and got me.

I was right in the middle of a riff on it’s not tough to defend Donald Trump. I was describing to everybody in the sold-out ballroom at The Breakers hotel and resort here in Palm Beach that it isn’t tough. Defending Donald Trump is absolutely nothing more than defending ourselves, defending individuals that elected him.

Last night Trump had a rally in Kentucky, and Rand Paul, the senator from Kentucky, revealed up, and I want you to hear it because this is how you do it. This is how easy it is. I can’t tell you the variety of individuals, “Rush, Rush,” e-mails, “Rush, did you see Rand Paul last night? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Rush, oh, my God.” It’s so unusual that someone safeguards Trump that everyone that saw it wished to make certain I saw it.

I’m still amazed that individuals can possibly believe I do not know something that’s happening out there, however still those individuals exist. They’re trying to help. I comprehend that. However it’s not hard to do. And Rand Paul’s getting fed up that nobody’s doing it, either. Here is what he said from the phase at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, last night.

PAUL: President Trump has terrific guts. He deals with down the phony media every day. (cheers )But Congress needs to step up and have equivalent nerve to defend the president.(cheers)The whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness since he worked for Joe Biden at the exact same time Hunter

Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs. I say tonight to the media, do your job and print his name! CROWD: Do your task! Do

your job! Do your job! RUSH: Do you hear that crowd? Do you hear that crowd? PAUL: And, I state this to my fellow associates in Congress, to every Republican in Washington, step up and subpoena Hunter Biden and subpoena the whistleblower. RUSH: Which’s it! That’s all anybody needs to do! It isn’t difficult. It is not hard. Safeguarding Donald Trump is the very same thing as assaulting the corruption in the Democrat Celebration and on the left, and that’s precisely how it’s done. And if that kind of chorus might start, the Democrats would not have a chance, and the media would not have the ability to avoid it. Just one senator.

And, by the method, I have to tell you that throughout the years– Snerdley, you ‘d concur– Rand Paul’s not been a popular Trump supporter. He has been, however he was not on the early list. He had to be convinced to come over, however he’s all-in now. This, to me, is as easy as 2 and two is 4. Defending Donald Trump is not tough due to the fact that protecting Donald Trump is safeguarding us, protecting ourselves, individuals who chose him.

Donald Trump, when he’s assaulted, it’s us being assaulted, folks. He’s the vessel for the hatred they have for us who chose him. As I’ve stated over and over, Trump is short-term. All presidents are. They serve 4 years or 8 and then they carry on. Individuals that elect these presidents, you and me, we are forever! Well, in the political sense.

And this motion of Trumps, another point that I made to the august event of elites at the National Evaluation Institute, that this Trump voter group out there is not going anywhere. This movement existed before Donald Trump occurred. He had the brilliance to use it. And it’s not the Tea ceremony. The Tea Celebration might have some fundamental element to it. Protecting Trump is easy. Assaulting the left is required. It is a must.

I was seeing CNN yesterday, and I didn’t mention this yesterday due to the fact that it ticked me off, frankly, and I didn’t desire to be checked off when I saw it, so I forgot it. I didn’t forget it. I moved it to the side. I made it not a concern. CNN ran– I’m gon na paraphrase here– they ran some sort of a chyron heading: “Trump Protectors To Their Last Stand. ‘He did it, but it’s not impeachable.'”

I said, “What the hell? Where’s that coming from?” I don’t understand anybody out there acknowledging that Trump, quote, did it, unquote, and that the important things is it’s unimpeachable. I don’t know where that’s originating from. And I haven’t seen it anywhere however CNN.

However congratulations and thanks to Rand Paul. What would you rather have, that or Mitt Romney out there running around doing the sort of silly things that he’s doing and a few of these other Republicans frightened to death of their own shadows? It isn’t difficult. And more than that’s required.


RUSH: Back to Rand Paul here for simply a second. One of the things that he required was the whistleblower’s identity be made public, demanding the media do that. Everyone knows who it is. We’ve told you the name. We’ve outed the whistleblower. Everyone knows the name.

There’s a big misconception about whistleblower defense. The whistleblower’s name is not kept for personal privacy factors. You understand why whistleblowers’ names are withheld? It’s to safeguard their tasks. It’s to protect them from being fired. It’s not to protect their identity! That’s the sole reason. And it’s not me saying this.

Matt Whitaker, who is the deputy attorney general prior to Trump appointed Barr completely to the gig, he was on Fox News the other day and made the point that whistleblower identity protection is not for identity. It’s to ensure he does not get canned. There’s no other way this guy’s gon na get canned. He’s back at the CIA anyhow. He long back was sent packaging due to the fact that the person has been dripping.

This whistleblower leaked a lie to the New York Times that Donald Trump was informed by Vladimir Putin to fire Comey. The New york city Times ran with it. Everyone else selected it up. It was a lie. He was sent packaging. It was in 2017. There is no requirement the whistleblower’s name be secured for easy privacy reasons. It’s job protection. You might say, “What’s the distinction?” It’s a big difference. And Rand Paul calling for the identity, the media knows who it is.

We have a call. I desire to get this call prior to we go to these audio noise bites, I guarantee. This is Trish, who is on her way to Louisiana for a Trump rally. Trisha, terrific to have you on the program with us. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you?

RUSH: Good.

CALLER: Excellent. So I was at the rally last night. It was my 25th rally, and never, in all the 25 rallies I’ve been to, have I heard the crowd go that wild when Rand Paul firmly insisted that we make the media do their job. Individuals were yelling at the top of their lungs. The arena was shaking. It boggled the mind.

RUSH: You’ve been to 25 Trump rallies?

CALLER: Yes, sir. And I’m on my way to the 26th.

RUSH: So you’re driving? You’re driving down to Louisiana?

CALLER: Yes, sir. I’m someplace in Kentucky on the outskirts of Kentucky heading into Tennessee.

RUSH: Well, that’s what I call commitment.

CALLER: I enjoy this president.

RUSH: I suggest, some people go to every Significant League Baseball park in their lives. You’re going to every Trump rally you can.

CALLER: Yes, sir.

RUSH: Now, when you were there and Rand Paul brought out his defense of Trump and his demand that the media do their job, on the audio that I simply played, it did seem like the place erupted.

CALLER: Yes, it did. It was louder than anything at any rally I have actually ever heard.

RUSH: Well, now, that’s saying something due to the fact that these rallies are all loud. They are all filled with

fired up, exuberant people.

that’s stating something

if that moment was louder than anything you ever heard. CALLER: Yes, sir. RUSH: What did that mean to you? CALLER: It meant that the people were deciding which they were not gon na enable the media to run this impeachment questions. They were not going to permit this to happen, and I’m informing you, we’re standing and we’re going to stop it.

There is no way they’re going to get away with this. No other way. RUSH: Trisha, thank you. That’s exactly right. Folks, the factor that I moved Trisha up in advance of when I was gon na begin taking calls was that very statement. It was louder than anything. Individuals are demanding for Trump to be protected due to the fact that they know what’s at stake here. They are shouting for it. When Rand Paul came out and did it and when he called out the media, that place emerged.

Now, the factor this is a huge offer is that many individuals think that they are the only ones who see things or feel things or believe things. I can’t inform you the number of times: “Rush, you got ta tell people X, Y, you got ta tell ’em.” It’s what they personally believe. And I say, “Everybody believes that.” “Okay, great. I do not know.” And the factor you don’t know that everybody thinks that is since the media does not cover you. The media does not go out and cover your response to things.

And if they occur to see it when they’re doing something else they impugn it and make fun of it, say it’s no big offer, just a bunch of crazed people in a cult, something like that. The fact of the matter is I have actually informed you people are flaring with rage out there over this. Countless people are seething, and they’re getting angrier and angrier every day as the media continues its fundamental unfairness and its straight-out lying, its outright character assassination and its willing involvement in a coup to overthrow and overturn the 2016 presidential election.

People know that that’s what this is and they are fed up with it. And whenever there is a chance for them to reveal the belief like last night, they do it. That’s why I wish to play these sound bites of the Drive-Bys going out and speaking to people in battleground states desperate to find individuals who dislike Trump, desperate to find proof that the media is prospering in creating hatred for Trump and opposition to Trump.


RUSH: Get the Rand Paul noise bite, number 14. I opened the program with this. This certainly deserves being duplicated. One of my often-shared laments– and not simply now, but for many years– has actually been the reluctance of Republicans to protect their presidents or themselves– or, if I might even say, their hesitation to protect their good friends in the media when they’re under assault.

It’s gotten so bad recently that last week and the week before– and perhaps even 3 weeks ago now– the Drive-By Media was filled with stories, “Republican politicians are stating how hard it is to safeguard Trump. It’s getting harder and more difficult to safeguard Trump.” It just irritated me because it’s not hard to defend Trump. The Never Trumpers are people supposedly intense. How in the world can they point out one thing about the leftist alternative that they would choose? How do you not protect Trump? How do you not defend yourself?

It isn’t hard to do, and I want to reveal you how it sounds when it’s done, and I want you to listen to the audience reaction when it occurred. This is last night at the Rupp Arena in Lexington. Trump had a rally for the governor, Matt Bevin, running for reelection. He brought Rand Paul up to phase, and Rand Paul let loose, and I want you to listen not just to what Rand Paul states. Listen the response in the sold out, standing-room-only crowd.

PAUL: President Trump has fantastic nerve. He faces down the phony media every day.

CROWD: (cheers)

PAUL: However Congress needs to step up and have equivalent guts to protect the president.

CROWD: (roaring cheers)

RUSH: Listen to that crowd!

PAUL: The whistleblower requires to come before Congress as a material witness because he worked for Joe Biden at the very same time Hunter Biden was getting money from corrupt oligarchs.

CROWD: (whining and boos)

PAUL: I say tonight to the media: Do your job and print his name!

RUSH: Listen to this!

CROWD: (cheers) Do your job! Do your job! Do your job!

PAUL: And I state this to my fellow associates in Congress, to every Republican in Washington: Step up and subpoena Hunter Biden and subpoena the whistleblower.

CROWD: (cheers)

RUSH: Right there it is. There’s much more to get standing up and safeguarding Trump, and if you do not desire to safeguard Trump, attack the individuals who are assaulting us! It isn’t difficult to do. Rand Paul simply did it, and I told everybody at the beginning of the program, I was swamped beginning last night with individuals. “Rush! Rush! Did you hear Rand Paul? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. You got ta play Rand Paul. Oh, my God. It was fantastic.” Individuals have actually been crying for this. They have actually been hoping that something like this would happen.

Rand Paul has actually shown that it isn’t difficult to do, and he’s also demonstrated that you’re not gon na get batter for doing it. You’re not gon na get savaged. You’re gon na be valued! Let that be a lesson. ‘Cause this has actually been, as you well know, a big bugaboo of mine. (sniveling) “It’s ending up being so difficult to safeguard Donald Trump.” No, it’s not. It isn’t tough at all! All you need to be able to do is protect what you believe! I have a piece here. There’s a story here from The Federalist, “a woman, former-Democrat immigrant …” Aw, darn, the name of the author didn’t print. I will find it.

I never ever became aware of her previously. I’ll discover her name. “10 Reasons I Like Donald Trump, From a Female, Former-Democrat Immigrant.” There’s one line in here about the Never Trumpers and how in the world they can’t defend him. She can’t comprehend why they do not safeguard him and why they are not doing anything. Let me go through the ten things, the ten reasons. “Initially, he is sui generis,” one man “a singularly distinct individual who has single-handedly changed almost everything about American politics …

“Second, by loudly questioning everything in his unconventional way he has made us re-examine lots of things: our bloated administration, some of our egoistic federal civil servants who believe they supervise of our [nation], the much-vaunted liberal international order …” Man, that’s a huge one. That might be primary in my book.” [B] y loudly questioning everything in his unconventional way he has made us re-examine many things: our bloated administration, a few of our egoistic federal civil servants who think they’re in charge of our republic …”

These are individuals affirming to Pencil Neck’s committee: The interagency national security group. They believe they run foreign policy. They think they run the nation. When Trump doesn’t use them and utilizes somebody else, he’s doing impeachable things– and, naturally, Trump has actually made lots of people reconsider the liberal international order that John McCain was so insistent on protecting. Saritha Prabhu, P-r-a-b-h-u. Saritha Prabhu is her name. “Third, he likes America, and his love is genuine, palpable and practically retro. We might do with a little of that nowadays, swimming as we remain in a sea of self-loathing, self-flagellation, and history-rewriting from the left.”

Boy, is that powerful. The left is so self-loathing. However what does that mean? It means they dislike themselves. And the way they manifest that, we’re still a servant state, we’re still bigoted, we’re still racist, we’re still imperialist, we’re still colonialists. Despite the fact that we’re not, they dislike. They dislike themselves, and they beat themselves up as a method of beating up the country.

“Fourth, he states what he thinks.” He is extremely available. That holds true too. There’s never ever been a president that talks to the media more. He loves every concern. He enjoys it. He likes talking and paring with these individuals. He’ll take any question they ask him, and he’ll inform them exactly what he thinks. She says here he’s “the only president who can’t seem to resist answering questions thrown at him.”

Fifth, he is a non-ideologue. Indicating he’s not conservative or liberal, not ideological. That’s a point I have actually been making from the beginning, that he’s not an ideologue. The important things he thinks are things in his heart however it’s not since he’s a conservative he thinks things. It’s that what he thinks occurs to be conservative, but he may not even put it in that framework. Does not matter. Doesn’t matter what label he gives himself.

“Sixth, his look after American voters seems real, particularly towards the people who chose him and reveal him unflagging support.” What have I informed you? At every one of these rallies there is a bond Trump has with these individuals that elected him and that attend these rallies, and he makes a point, it might be 30 seconds, may be 2 minutes, may be a half hour, but he lets them understand how deeply he values them.

Values them existing, values them appearing, values them electing him. He lets them understand. They understand that he takes care of them and deeply values. “Seventh, he has had the greatest impact, maybe, in changing how we talk about needless, unlimited foreign military attacks.”

Eighth, he has challenged the ChiComs. Ninth, he states he’s president of America, not president of the world. And she composes here: “In a sane, common-sense world, Trump’s recent United Nations address promoting these concepts would be admired; instead they were pilloried as isolationist and dangerous. But that is the cognitively dissonant media world we reside in now– what is practical is framed as extreme and transgressive. Tenth and last but not least, I like his nerve and pugilistic style.”

She throws in she does not like or agree with everything he’s said and done, he’s got ethical and ethical failings like any person else in D.C., but with a distinction. He’s not a hypocrite about it. He’s never ever pretended to be something he’s not, which can not be stated of his critics and enemies.