Trump calls Rush Limbaugh 'the greatest' after radio host's last broadcast of 2020, Internet says 'good riddance'

On Christmas Eve, Rush Limbaugh recorded his last radio broadcast of 2020 in which he thanked fans for support

                            Trump calls Rush Limbaugh 'the greatest' after radio host's last broadcast of 2020, Internet says 'good riddance'
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Radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday, December 24, thanked on his show his listeners for all the support that they had shown him as he struggled with stage 4 lung cancer. He said, "I wasn't expected to be alive today," on the show and opened up about his struggle with cancer. He added, "I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today."

He then said that the point of his broadcast for the day was gratitude and explained, "my point in all of this today is gratitude. My point in all of this is to say thanks and tell everybody involved how much I love you from the bottom of a sizable and growing and still-beating heart." In response to a Twitter user sharing Limbaugh's story about his last broadcast of 2020, Donald Trump retweeted and said, "Rush is the GREATEST!"

Of course, not everyone agreed with Trump. In fact, one user wrote, "Rush Limbaugh has been inspiring hate in America for 50 years. Using his own words, here's why you shouldn't give a f**k about him or his cancer," then added in a thread and said, "Rush on feeding poor kids in school: If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple." One user wrote, "Rush Limbaugh is a demagogue who got rich off of hate speech, division, lies, and toxicity. I have compassion for anyone suffering from cancer, but despite his illness, Limbaugh just kept doubling down on his bet against democracy. His legacy is shameful. Good riddance."



The user added further, "Rush on Black voters: They're twelve percent of the population. Who the hell cares?. Rush on the NFL: Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons." The user shared many of Limbaughs quotes on different topics including one on global warming.


Twitter users also responded to Trump and one of them shared, "If by 'the greatest' you mean 'oxy-abusing sex tourist who filled America's ears with disinformation and hate,' yes, Rush was awesome." Another user tweeted, "Rush Limbaugh used his platform to spread lies, propaganda, conspiracy theories, hatred to minorities & idea of secession. That's it. That's the tweet." One user also wrote, "One of the very worst people alive complimenting another."




On the radio show, Limbaugh added, "I can't be self-absorbed about it, when that is the tendency when you are told that you've got a due date.
You have an expiration date. A lot of people never get told that, so they don't face life this way." The 69-year-old had revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January. It was a day after he revealed this that Trump had invited him to his State of Union dinner and awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In October, Limbaugh had revealed that none of the treatment was working.

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