The ultra-conservative radio presenter was one of Donald Trump’s most ardent fans and had repeatedly spoken of unsubstantiated election fraud in the US election.
- Rush Limbaugh, one of the most influential radio hosts on the USA, died.
- He was a supporter of the former US president Donald Trump and known for conspiracy theories to spread.
- Donald Trump paid tribute to him in an interview with Fox News.
The ultra-conservative American radio host Rush Limbaugh is dead. His widow Kathryn Rogers announced on Wednesday (February 17, 2021) on his radio show that her husband had died of lung cancer. He was 70 years old. His cancer had already become known last year.
Born in 1951 in the US state of Missouri Limbaugh was considered one of the most influential right-wing conservative journalists of the USA. For decades he had millions of listeners with his radio show, in which he spread conspiracy theories and racist statements.
Donald Trump: Rush Limbaugh had a huge impact on the media landscape
Among other things, claimed Limbaugh, the former US President Barack Obama don’t be in the USA Born, the “Black Lives Matter” movement against racism is developing into a “terrorist group” and the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019 are a secret conspiracy by left-wing politicians against Donald Trump.
Rush Limbaugh also had a huge impact on the US media landscape. “Radio talk as we know it simply wouldn’t exist without Rush Limbaugh,” the New York Times quotes conservative Fox News and radio talk star Sean Hannity. “I would even say that in a way there would be no Fox News and some other opinionated channels.”
Donald Trump adores Rush Limbaugh – “He’s a legend”
The US President who was voted out in November Donald Trump accordingly admires the moderator very much. Last year he awarded Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It is one of the highest civil awards in the country.
Donald Trump appreciated Limbaugh yesterday on Fox News radio station as a “fantastic man”. Limbaugh I had an incredible feeling for politics and supported him from the start, said the ex-president. “He’s a legend.”
The n he repeated his claim of the Election fraud. “Rush thought we won. Me too, ”said Trump. “He was pretty angry about it.” Many people feel that way. “You don’t even know how angry this country is.” What happened was a shame.
USA: Rush Limbaugh echoed Donald Trump’s lies
In fact had too Rush Limbaugh spread this claim. He said on December 16, 2020 that Joe Biden “did not win this win fairly”. “We’re not going to be docile like we have been in the past and just look the other way and wait for the next election.” About “74 million Americans: inside won’t just be quiet and you tell them their views don’t matter? “Said Limbaugh on his show. (Friederike Meier / AFP / dpa)