RUSH: Mesa, Arizona, next. Jeremy, great to have you, sir, on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thanks for letting me on. My question for you has to do with Donald Trump’s foreign policy. With a couple things that he said and with articles that have been out there, it seems like he’s gonna be a little weaker on foreign policy and not be the police of the world, as he said, and maybe be more Libertarian. What do you think about that?
RUSH: Well, the problem with trying to make these kinds of assessments is that all we’ve got to go on is what Trump says. And not that you can’t rely on it. It’s just that there is no real-world test in a foreign policy question that Trump’s faced yet. It’s not a disqualification by any stretch. Don’t misunderstand me. My assessment is that Trump’s theme is America’s gonna kick ass again. And I take that to mean, I mean, he’s been very blunt, he’s not gonna let the Mexicans run rings around us. He’s not gonna let the ChiComs run rings around us. The Iranian deal is a bad deal.
I think, you know, in direct relations with these countries, I don’t think there’s anything Libertarian about him at all. I think he’s gonna be full-blown American national. When it comes to little hot spots and skirmishes all over the world and whether or not we’re gonna send a little force here and little force there, that’s what I think he means he’s not gonna get involved in. But he’s also said he’s gonna have the best minds he can find to advise him on these kinds of things.
Look, folks, you know, you are a gonna have to find ways, if you’re a Trump supporter, you’re gonna have to find ways to comfort yourself. Look at what he said to the woman who was the Jeb Bush plant at the No Labels Problem Solvers meeting in New Hampshire yesterday. Here’s this Jeb Bush worker, campaign worker, shows up in there and tries to trip Trump up on a question about women. And one of her last points was, “And as a woman, am I going to have the right to do with my body what I want to do with my body? “I’m pro-life. You should know that I’m pro-life.” That’s probably gonna come as a surprise to a lot of Trump supporters.
The same thing happened during the Perot campaign. I mean, Perot took positions that were at variance with some of his most ardent supporters, and they had to find a way to either rationalize it or subordinate those things that they disagreed with Trump on and say, “Okay, fine and dandy, not the most important thing happening in the country right now” and look the other way. This is something people are gonna have to come to grips with. Trump made the point. Let me give you the headline. This is from TheHill.com. “Trump: I will be much less divisive as field narrows. Donald Trump said yesterday at a bipartisan convention –” this is this No Labels thing “– he said he defended his harsh jabs at opponents as mainly defensive and necessary given the crowded field.” He said (paraphrasing), “Look, I’m running against a lot of people. Many are gonna be dropping out, I think very soon. If they’re smart, they’re gonna be dropping out. There are too many people in this thing.”
“He promised to rein in his punches once the field narrows. He said, ‘When it becomes a different kind of situation out there, we’ll see I’m gonna be much less divisive,’ he told the crowd at No Labels.” Now, right before saying this, he had really torn into Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as puppets. He said, believe me, they’re puppets, talking about the fact that they are subordinate to all the donors that are giving them money. He’s not taking any money at all, and when the donors give you money, they’re demanding results, you’re gonna have to satisfy them. He said, “I’m not gonna have that problem. I’m not taking any of their money.”
What do you think of this? What do you think of Trump saying, “I’m gonna be much less divisive?” Is that an admission that he’s being divisive now? Is that what he meant to say? I’m gonna be much less divisive, or did he mean to say I’m gonna be much less combative because there aren’t gonna be as many combatants. He said, “Look, I don’t go after anybody. I don’t say a thing about anybody ’til they come after me, and when they come after me, I punch back, that’s what I do, but I don’t get up every day and say who can I attack today, who am I going to attack today. I wait ’til I’m attacked.” And he says since there are gonna be fewer people, there will be fewer attacks, and I will be less divisive.
I think what he meant to say was less combative. If that means he’s gonna mellow out, what portion of his support base likes the up front, nothing hidden, in-your-face, here’s who I am and here’s what I’m gonna do. If that gets moderated, are people gonna end up being disappointed? We won’t know this until any of it happens. And your question, “Is he gonna be more Libertarian on foreign policy based on things that he said?” Some of this is gonna require a roll of the dice, like it does with any candidate, by the way.
RUSH: Here’s the thing, folks, about Trump, and I think this is where most people do come down on Trump, but I think where most people are gonna come down on Trump, and that is this. The thing about Trump is that he is on the right side, I mean, the correct side of the most important issue of our times, and that is illegal alienship. He is right about that, and that is what’s carrying him, that’s what’s sustaining him, that’s what propels him. This is where people like David Brooks, for example, have totally abandoned not only the conservative reservation, but in some sense the American reservation. And it’s crucial. It is the issue of our times.
And by comparison, everything else is secondary, by comparison. You can take individual issues, you make a case for them being number one, like pro-life, you could easily say that’s the most important thing of all because without sanctity of life and the accompanying notions of freedom and liberty and all of the rest of it, it’s worthless. You do that with every issue, but in terms of the contemporary political and cultural scene, legal alienship is it, and Trump is on the correct side of that. If we don’t do something about that, we’re not gonna have a country to save. If these borders are not closed, if we do not impose the law once again — this whole idea of immigration, illegal immigration is being conflated with immigration, legal immigration, nobody’s opposed to legal immigration. It’s illegal immigration and the efforts of the people in support of that to try to conflate it and equate it with legal immigration is offensive, because that’s not what we’re talking about here.
In no other instance in our culture do we have people advocating openly for the wanton violation of law. You don’t have a people that are in favor of murder. You don’t have a group of people that are in favor of theft. You don’t have groups political people — well, theft, welfare — I’m talking about ordinary, everyday human behavior. You do not have political movements in favor of theft, in favor of murder, bank robbery, you name it, but we do have a huge political movement in favor of illegal immigration. And, frankly, it blows the minds of everybody who happens to respect law and order, number one.
Then you talk about the cultural ramifications and the overrunning of what it is to be America and an American, and that issue trumps everything else. If we don’t do something about that, then there’s no country to save. And this is exactly what the proponents of it realize. The proponents of illegal immigration know exactly what’s gonna happen if they continue to succeed, and they know what their objective is. It is to erase America. As I said last week, the objective is to erase Western civilization. It’s happening all over Europe and they’ve made no bones about it.
The multicultural crowd, which now controls American public education, has been point-blank honest that Western civilization is the rot that’s causing all this pain and suffering throughout the world and needs to go. Even Obama has joined this chorus of people ripping into Columbus, with all of these phony baloney, plastic banana, good-time rock ‘n’ roller bromides against essentially Western Europeans who came and, quote, unquote, discovered this country, they are now the enemy, and Obama joined that rant. Obama says Columbus Day or what it represents ushered in disease, devastation, and violence. Well, the multicultural rant is that Columbus brought with him syphilis, horses, which means horse manure, environmental destruction, racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia. That’s what was brought in by western Europeans who came.
Western civilization, that’s being blamed for destroying Indians and Mexicans and everything else. Illegal immigration is a way to get it all back. You can’t name — maybe I’m wrong. Is there a political group in favor of murder that has the support of a political party? Any other illegal behavior that has the support of a major American political party, can you think of it? Well, you can’t say abortion, some think abortion is murder, but there is a Supreme Court ruling on that, so you can’t throw that in here. But any other illegal activity, there isn’t a vast and widespread political movement that’s been embraced by an American political party like the breaking of immigration law has been embraced.
I don’t know what’s wrong with being divisive, by the way. You have to separate the wheat from the chaff. And divisive is only a pejorative in the sense that we have people who think we need to cooperate and be bipartisan and work together and all of that other just pabulum puke that denies the hard-core realities, political realities that we face today. You have to be divisive. You have to be in opposition. You have to be combative. That’s what the Republican Party no longer is, and hasn’t been for a while.
But, folks, if this amnesty, this illegal amnesty, comprehensive immigration reform, if this stuff isn’t stopped, you realize that people on our side of the aisle will never win another election, just on the numbers alone, the demographics alone? California is Exhibit A. It’s why that issue is far and away numero uno, and that’s the reason and Exhibit A why Donald Trump maintains his position in the polls.