Published: Sat, February 08, 2020
Medical | By Mark Scott

Rush Limbaugh Given Presidential Medal Following Cancer Diagnosis

Rush Limbaugh Given Presidential Medal Following Cancer Diagnosis

President Trump interrupted his State of the Union address on Tuesday to award conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Limbaugh, 69, had revealed during his radio show on Monday that he's been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. This isn't excellent information, however what is excellent news is that he's the best fighter and victor that you're going to ever meet.

"Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country", President Trump continued.

"The idea that he... receives a medal that is of the highest honor that can be given to a civilian, I find, quite frankly, driven more by trying to maintain your right-wing political credentials than it is anything else", Biden stated.

First Lady Melania Trump was seen putting the highest civilian award around Limbaugh's neck.

Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, cited in a statement one such instance in 2012 when Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, then a Georgetown University law student, a "slut" after she argued to Congress that birth control should be covered by her employer's health care plan.

Right through his Friday radio display, Limbaugh - who's affected by complicated lung most cancers - detailed his enjoy on the cope with, admitting that he had no concept he used to be about to obtain any such prime honor from the president.

Trump's choice of Limbaugh sparked controversy as a result of some of the conservative radio talk show host's comments.

The "sentiments" and "thoughts" that people have shared with him "makes me one of the luckiest people alive", Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh said Monday he intends to work as much as possible. Ocasio-Cortez criticized Trump during an Instagram live broadcast after the address, accusing him of placing Limbaugh on the same standard as Rosa Parks.

Jimmy Kimmel took apart Donald Trump's State of the Union speech from top to bottom, beginning with the handshake denied to Nancy Pelosi.

"But look, this is Donald Trump", said Biden. "I think he doesn't understand the American code, decency, and honor".

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