Rush Limbaugh: I Advised Trump – Told Him NOT to Apologize to John McCain
In July 2015 Donald Trump ripped on Senator John McCain during an event in Iowa. This was after McCain insulted Donald Trump and his supporters.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
Of course, the media and many conservatives were very upset about his comments.
On Friday Rush Limbaugh admitted that he advised Donald Trump after his McCain prisoner comments. Rush told him not to apologize.
The Rush Limbaugh Show reported:
CALLER: You never advised him?
RUSH: What’s that?
CALLER: You never gave him advice?
RUSH: No. I have never advised him. Not personally. I take it back. When the McCain thing happened in the campaign last fall, I did get a call from Mr. Trump, just to say hi. It was about a week after he had said that he doesn’t like military people that get captured. He’d prefer to support military people that don’t get captured, and he was talking about McCain. And he asked me if I thought he should apologize. I said, “Not now, it’s a week, no, no, no, don’t.” That’s it. That’s the only time, Quinn. I’m not an advisor. I’m not a confidant. There are all kinds of other people who are, but I’m not.
CALLER: Well, what about the radio? What about all the, oh, I don’t know, tweaks for him more than anyone. Because you taught us how to listen, sir.
RUSH: Why do you think I’m the one that taught him how to — on what basis do you say that? Don’t misunderstand my tone. I’m genuinely curious. What in the world has happened that makes you think I’m the one that taught him how to listen? I don’t think he does, by the way —
CALLER: You taught us how to listen. No, he needs to learn how to listen a little bit better. It just smells like it’s got your touch. It just feels like your touch is there. And it’s so great. I’m very interested in how this is going.
RUSH: Well, did you hear yesterday’s program? Because yesterday’s program was all about how Trump’s following his instincts. And in my own mind I’ve got a lot in common with him on that. We’ve never talked about it. We’ve never once talked about any of this performance stuff. But in my own career — you know, I told him yesterday, on the air, and last week, too, I said that now that he’s won, for all intents and purposes, the nomination, he’s gonna be under a lot of pressure from people within his own circle to change.
Here’s the full podcast to today’s show.