Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses have been much different than those of his predecessors. Last night’s address featured him both snubbing Nancy Pelosi’s handshake and the Speaker of the House ripping up a copy of his speech.
The President also used the event to award controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh with a Medal of Freedom. Limbaugh recently revealed that he has stage 4 cancer. This morning the hosts of Fox and Friends complained that Democrats didn’t react to the moment in the way they should.
Limbaugh has long been an extreme critic of the left. He also has a history of making incendiary and racist statements.
In 1970’s he said on a radio show, “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson? Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”
The NFL has been a frequent target of Limbaugh’s vitriol. He resigned from ESPN in 2003 after saying, “I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”
Limbaugh again made racist comments about the NFL in 2007 when he said, “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. There, I said it.”
Watch a clip of the Fox & Friends segment below, courtesy of Fox & Friends:
Fox & Friends complains that disgusting bigot & cancer patient Rush Limbaugh receiving the Medal of Freedom wasn't a bipartisan moment of "human dignity": "How could you not stand up for somebody in the fight of their life?" pic.twitter.com/HV7fCRhf5f
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 5, 2020