Rush: Media's Furious Because Trump Dodged the Deadly Trap They Set at Summit


Both before and especially after his high-stakes summit in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump received withering fire in the form of harsh criticism from the liberal media and bipartisan political establishment in Washington D.C.

Far too many of those critics cranked up their “outrage” to the maximum level and accused Trump of committing treason against America, ostensibly because he declined to publicly admonish Putin for meddling in the 2016 election and for not uncritically accepting the largely evidence-free assertions of such that originally came from the now-provably biased intelligence community of the prior Obama administration.

But conservative talk radio king Rush Limbaugh isn’t buying those reasons as the end-all, be-all of the furious and over-the-top reactions of the media and political establishment to Trump’s summit with Putin, and suggested that there was an ulterior motive behind both the outrage and Trump’s decision to not publicly state the things that so many of his detractors wanted to hear him say.

On Tuesday’s program, Limbaugh stated, “There has to be a reason for this delusional, out of control, deranged and yet unified reaction to Trump and Putin in the press conference yesterday. There has to be some explanation for it. And it’s not that Trump didn’t call Putin out. That’s not what these people are upset about. It’s what they’re trying to make you think they’re upset about.”

“And I am here to tell you, it is not what they are telling you it is. It is not that they think Trump acted treasonously. It is not that they think Trump didn’t call Putin out. It is not that Trump did not defend his own intelligence people,” he continued.

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Rather, Limbaugh attempted to explain that the real reason the media and political establishment were so completely outraged by the summit is that, once again, Trump essentially outsmarted them and declined to play into their preset narrative by avoiding saying things that would immediately be used against him before the summit was even officially concluded.

Limbaugh glossed over how the media and political establishment still haven’t gotten over the fact that Trump won the 2016 election and are still operating under the delusion that he will say or do something where they can shout “Aha, this time we’ve got him,” and remove him from office, ending the dire threat Trump truly poses to the establishment’s status quo.

“Trump isn’t stupid. Trump is not ignorant. Trump is not incapable of nuance,” stated Limbaugh of the anti-Trump efforts, and later reiterated that “Trump has confounded them in every single effort they have made and mounted against him. They’re at their wits’ end now.”

With an eye toward the media’s ongoing narrative regarding Russian interference in the election and supposed collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign — two separate issues that have been deliberately conflated into one by the media — Limbaugh proceeded to get to the heart of his theory about why Trump refrained from publicly acknowledging the Russian interference at the summit.

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“And now we’re told that Donald Trump can go ahead and — in a press conference with Vladimir Putin — he can acknowledge that the Russians meddled while at the same time be protected from any allegation that he colluded,” Limbaugh said. “Sorry, folks, if Donald Trump had done what they wanted him to do yesterday — if Donald Trump had done what they were trying to force him to do — if Donald Trump had acknowledged to Vladimir Putin’s face that he had meddled in the 2016 presidential election?”

“Before that press conference was over, the New York Times would have a headline: ‘Trump Validates Mueller Investigation.’ ‘Trump Acknowledges Russians Affected Election Outcome.’ ‘Trump Acknowledges Russia May Have Played a Role in Thwarting American Democracy.’ There is no doubt in my mind that if Donald Trump had acknowledged what everybody in the deep state is demanding that he acknowledge, that the Russians meddled — which, they meddle in everything, and they have been for 50 years,” Limbaugh asserted.

“But in this case, the people of this country have been told that Donald Trump’s illegitimate, just like George Bush was illegitimate because of the Florida recount. His presidency was illegitimate, invalid. ‘We don’t have to listen to what George W. Bush wants or thinks.’ Same thing with Trump,” he continued.

“They simply refuse to accept that they were defeated, and Trump — if he had acknowledged the meddling of the Russians — all you would be seeing today is that Trump acknowledges Putin may have or did affect the outcome of the election. Because that’s what they’ve wanted, just like … remember those press conferences where the media demanded George W. Bush apologize, admit he had made mistakes, and Bush wouldn’t do it?” Limbaugh said.

“The same thing with Donald Trump here. He cannot bifurcate this. He cannot acknowledge that Putin meddled, because if he did — and if he ever does — then the media is going to include and write that Trump has finally acknowledged that there was tampering in the election and that his victory may now be in question and that Donald Trump knows it. That’s what they want to write. He’s not giving them a chance to write it,” Limbaugh added.

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Limbaugh concluded that Trump had worked incredibly hard to win the presidency and wasn’t about to play into the hands of those who would diminish or delegitimize such an amazing achievement, whether that be the liberal media, Democrats or NeverTrump Republicans or even the Russians themselves, which “is entirely rational and understandable to me.”

Once again, Rush Limbaugh has hit the nail on the head and cut through all of the media’s BS to strike at the heart of the matter, which is the still-ongoing fixation of Trump’s detractors on finding a way to undermine and ultimately destroy his presidency, by any means necessary.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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