RUSH: You may not think that it’s as bad for Obama out there as I’m making it out to be. Well, Tuesday morning at The Hague, in the Netherlands, Obama held a joint press conference with the Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte.
At the very end of the presser, Obama ends it by saying this. Now, you’ll hear the emcee, but the point is one person… We did not doctor this. This is the point I have to tell you: We did not touch this.
There is no verbal audio equivalent of anything they Photoshopped here. This happened exactly as you will hear it — and I’m rolling the dice that it is what I think it is, ’cause I haven’t heard it yet. So it better be. Here we go.
OBAMA: I’m also confident that the core values that America has always believed in — in terms of privacy, rule of law, individual rights — that has guided, uh, the United States for many years and will continue to guide us into the future. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you again.
MAN: Clap. Clap. Clap.
EMCEE: Okay, ladies and gentlemen, that was the last question. Thank you very much for coming.
Renzi: That’s it. One person applauded. See, I didn’t tell you what to look for. I just told you we didn’t doctor it. One person. Remember when Obama went to Berlin in 2008, the god effect and the big sound system? “Citizens of Berlin, I’m here to save the world!” What did they have, 500,000 people show up? It was a beer garden night, and 500,000 people showed up. Now compare.
He’s over there trying to bleed off some cool factor from the pope. Play this again, Friday. This is the president. This is Tuesday morning, a couple of days ago, wrapping things up at The Hague, standing next to the Netherlands prime minister, Mark Rutte. (replaying sound bite) That’s not even a golf course clap, folks. That’s just… Well, that’s just different.
RUSH: Here’s Patty, Longmont, Colorado, I’m glad you called. Great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Yeah, just to change the subject a little bit, I was wondering what you think about what’s going on with Russia and the Ukraine and Crimea and what Obama’s really thinking and doing there and if it had anything to do with his off-mic comment about flexibility after the election.
RUSH: No, no, no. You mean when he told Dmitry Medvedev, “Hey, tell Vlad to hang in there. I have more flexibility after I win”?
RUSH: That was getting rid of nuclear weapons. I think he went to the Hague to see that babe that runs the Netherlands he took the selfie with.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
RUSH: She was from Denmark. Okay. Well, it’s close enough, though.
CALLER: Nothing to do with annexing Crimea and building up troops in the Ukraine?
RUSH: It could well. Look, it’s a good point. You’re the first to make that connection, and you may have a point, I have to admit that. I’m glad you changed the subject. It’s a good point.