Rush Limbaugh, a widely known conservative radio pundit, has made some interesting claims and predictions about a potential Donald Trump presidency.
A citizen recently called in to Limbaugh’s show fearing that Donald Trump would be an authoritarian ruler if he were to become President. On the Tuesday broadcast, Limbaugh responded to quell the callers fears. “I’m telling you that if Trump gets elected, you’re gonna see more unity between the Republicans and Democrats in stopping any Trump authoritarianism than you have ever seen in your life,” he responded.
He went on, “because they’re gonna hate it, they’re gonna despise the guy, and they’re gonna align together to stop him if he tries executive orders.”
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“Trump is not gonna be able to get away with Obama-ism because Obama has a compliant Republican Party, Trump is gonna have a Democrat Party that’s not gonna say, ‘You know what? We can’t stop him. We’re afraid of offending people.’ They’ll be talking impeachment on day two! After the first Trump executive order,” he asserted.
“All these comparisons [about] Trump and Obama, I understand ’em, but Obama is only getting away with it because the Republican Party is non-existent. Well I’m telling you, the Democrats don’t play that way. Trump, if he wins, will be a Republican, and if he does authoritarian stuff that the Democrats want, then I guarantee you the Republicans will stand up and stop him. He’s not African-American, he’s not a minority, they won’t be worried about any of that,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh has argued that Trump’s rise, popularity and continued momentum is at least partially a result of the Republican establishments resistance to him. He argues that the more the establishment criticizes and attacks him the more he gains in the polls and with the public.
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