Limbaugh Claims Coronavirus Health Experts Are Hillary Clinton Subversives Sent To Dismantle Trump’s Plans
Far-right conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed earlier this week that medical experts currently surrounding President Donald Trump — including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases — were out to get the commander-in-chief because they were allies of Hillary Clinton.
Limbaugh said that Fauci and others were “Hillary Clinton sympathizers” on Tuesday’s program, and that they were trying to preserve the “status quo,” a position that ran against Trump’s style of doing things.
“It’s just, you know, we’ve got all of these Hillary Clinton sympathizers still in the medical expert team here. And we know that one thing has not changed, and that is these people’s desire, above everything else, to get rid of Donald Trump,” Limbaugh said.
“I understand this virus is a deadly thing. I understand it’s very serious. I understand all of that, please do not get confused here…I’m just telling you that there is an all-out subtle effort for the status quo because it’s going to hurt Donald Trump. That is the objective. That is the only thing at the forefront of some of these people’s minds while they portray themselves as being primarily concerned with public health.”
Limbaugh’s accusations, particularly toward Fauci, are laughable when one starts to apply the tenets of common sense. Fauci has been in his current position since 1984, and has served four Republican presidential administrations (across six terms) and two Democratic presidents (across four terms).
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In fact, Fauci has been in his role longer than Limbaugh has had a nationally syndicated program — The Rush Limbaugh Show has been in syndication since 1988, four years after the doctor assumed his role at the National Institutes for Health.
Limbaugh’s errant statements may be dangerous as it’s been well-documented that Trump is a fan of his. Earlier this year, Trump gave out the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the radio host, in spite of his decades of bigoted and prejudiced hate speech that he has broadcast over the airwaves.