WATCH: Crying Trump Supporter Tells Rush Limbaugh He’d Die For Trump; Complains Republicans Won’t Support President
A call to Rush Limbaugh’s show from one of Donald Trump’s supporters helps demonstrate the reason that Trump is able to avoid going forward with the transition to Joe Biden’s administration. His core group of followers are so devoted to him, personally, that they can’t see any narrative but the one he places before them.
Watch the short clip below, shared by Media Matters for America‘s John Whitehouse. In it, Rush takes a call from a very distraught listener, who opens up by saying he’ll try not to get too emotional — then sounds as though he may be crying, and definitely in serious distress, as he goes on to tell Limbaugh that “Trump and you are all we have left,” and that Republican leadership refuses to represent the people by throwing enough support behind Trump.
A caller who is near tears, distraught over election results, tells Rush Limbaugh that he's willing to die for Trump pic.twitter.com/huVu0qfcgt
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) November 20, 2020
“Trump voters [in Georgia] should be afraid, very afraid…We spent our lives voting for these people…We’re tired of being stabbed in the back Rush…[Georgia is a] Republican controlled state and they won’t do an audit of the vote. They won’t! They just basically told every Georgian that they don’t care!”
The upset caller goes on to complain that at the MAGA rally in D.C., no Republican legislators showed up to support the president’s insistence that he won the election despite vote counts saying otherwise. (This isn’t strictly accurate, either — from Georgia, for example, newly-elected Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Q-anon candidate who has been echoing Trump’s fervent denials of the election outcome, not only appeared but spoke — though she’s technically not a legislator yet, but a Congressperson-elect.)
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 14, 2020
Trump’s defender told Limbaugh, “I love my president. I am not a revolutionary, Rush, but I will die for my president. This man has given more to this country than anybody, and he doesn’t need to! He’s a billionaire!”
Republican legislators, contrary to the caller’s claims, continue to support Trump’s false claims that he won the election, with many refusing to acknowledge Biden’s win publicly.