Rush Limbaugh calls Trump backers 'kooks', seeks evidence on voter fraud claims: 'Need to show how they cheated'
As President Donald Trump continues to spread false baseless claims about winning the election against president-elect Joe Biden, he is joined by his strong supporters. But even those who were once among his ardent fans are now fleeing the ship. The latest in the line is Rush Limbaugh who has recently said that Trump's supporters who are hoping to change the election result look like "kooks".
"As a conservative, it's getting harder and harder to not look like a kook," Limbaugh said on his radio show. The conservative host had been growing increasingly annoyed by Trump's constant fraudulent allegations of a "rigged" election. He urged the president to show evidence of these claims. "All of this stuff that's floating around out there - it's impossible to keep up. Because there's a lot of it, there are so many theories, and all of them have a trace of validity to them," he said on his show. He added that Trump's claims make it easier for the opposition to dismiss him. "And the left is doing everything it can to make every one of them appear to be right out of Kookville," he said. "People that believe these things have got to run the risk, or weather the storm, of being called a kook, because that's how they're trying to discredit all this."
If Trump is to prove all his claims, Limbaugh said that they will need daily press conferences. "All next week, they need clear graphs, they need charts and graphs up there to show how they cheated," he said, as he added that Republicans are pressed for time. "Time is of the essence here for Trump to do whatever it is he's going to do. We're running out of time, folks. We've got 10 days until the Electoral College assembles and votes."
Like Limbaugh, there are many who are growing increasingly impatient with the presiden and his false claims. Laura Ingraham had said, "Unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on 20 January," adding that Trump should accept "the unfavourable outcome" with "grace and composure". Fellow Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson also distanced himself from Trump as he said, "the 2020 election was not fair", but admitted Trump had lost it.