Rush on Epstein and Clinton: 'They Are Sexual Partners,' Painting Was a Tribute to the Men's Similar Behavior


Say what you want about Rush Limbaugh, but the veteran talk radio host has quite the résumé of experience. From behind the “golden EIB microphone,” he’s been analyzing American politics for over 30 years, no small feat in today’s world.

Limbaugh may not get everything right, but he has pretty good instincts. For instance, he was one of the few commentators who correctly noted that polls showing Donald Trump would certainly lose in 2016 were wildly inaccurate, and that Trump had a real chance of winning. Spoilers: He was right.

He knows the Clintons, too. It’s safe to say that Limbaugh has been following the political and legal actions of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for as long as any pundit on the air today, and now he has a disturbing theory about the former president’s possible links to the late alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

During Thursday’s edition of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the eponymous host brought up the bizarre — and let’s be honest, rather creepy — painting of Clinton wearing heels and a dress, which Jeffrey Epstein is believed to have proudly displayed in his New York mansion.

By now, you’ve probably seen the image we’re talking about: It shows a dress-wearing Clinton posed suggestively in a chair, pointing smugly at the viewer with his legs daintily crossed.

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Outlets ranging from the New York Post to Vanity Fair have confirmed that the painting is real, and that it was featured prominently in Epstein’s residence.

Suffice it to say that isn’t a normal piece of art. And it is especially disturbing considering the sex crimes Epstein was accused of, along with his known connections to Clinton, who has had his own share of sex scandals.

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So what is going on? Limbaugh thinks he knows.

“That photo is a tribute from Epstein to Clinton! I mean, what was Clinton doing? He was having an affair with an intern. What did Epstein do? Basically the same kind of stuff. The age difference of the girls was somewhat different. They were buds!” Limbaugh said on his program, according to his website’s transcript of the show.

The talk radio guru suggested that Epstein purposely displayed the art not as a dig against Clinton, but as a sick inside joke between buddies.

“That’s an in-your-face to all of us. That’s a private joke between them. That’s not Epstein trying to humiliate Clinton,” Limbaugh said. “That photo, that painting– whatever it is — is a tribute. Do not doubt me on this.”

Indeed, witnesses said the painting was purposely displayed by the late billionaire as a sort of joke for his guests.

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“It was hanging up there prominently — as soon as you walked in — in a room to the right,” a source told the New York Post. “Everybody who saw it laughed and smirked.”

Limbaugh saw the painting as confirmation that Epstein and Clinton were more than just casual acquaintances.

“This is Epstein’s tribute to Clinton,” he said on the air. “They are sexual partners, gang. There’s no disconnect here.”

Limbaugh seemed to mean “sexual partners” in the slimy fraternity sense, like two sex-obsessed college roommates high-fiving each other over bedpost notches.

“These are two guys… One was the other’s wingman!” he added. “Clinton flew on the guy’s plane, folks! This was a tribute.”

It’s going to be difficult to find out if Limbaugh is right or not. With Epstein out of the picture after his controversial suicide, he certainly can’t speak for himself.

And if the questionable links to Clinton go as deep as some suspect, uncovering the truth won’t be easy — but it’s more important than ever.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.