RUSH: Here’s Christopher in Lynchburg, Virginia, as we get started on the phones. Great to have you. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: And I appreciate what you do.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. I appreciate that.
CALLER: My question actually is really kind of about Chris Matthews and Melania Trump. This morning, I actually saw an article in the Washington Post basically bashing Melania Trump for being attractive and being a model, and I was just curious as to how you saw this, if you maybe thought the media was gonna start taking an angle to kind of tie that over to Trump and somehow that, you know, he’s a misogynist because he’s got an attractive wife or, you know, she was a model and just kind of the media’s hypocrisy, I guess, on that, that issue.
RUSH: My experience with wives of conservatives and wives of Republicans — and the Democrat Party and the media — is that usually (there are exceptions, but usually) the media and the Democrats will do everything they can to diminish the wife, to diminish the woman. They will imply that she is brain-dead or that she’s a gold digger or that she is stupid and dumb and is just following around as arm candy. Whatever accomplishments any Republican, conservative candidate’s wife has will be ignored– or, even worse, they’ll do stories that say:
“She wouldn’ta had anything if it weren’t for her husband! Her husband set her up.” They will do everything they can to diminish. They do. It’s nothing new. Look at… And it’s quite the opposite with Democrat wives. In fact, what I just said that they will do to Republican wives is exactly what Hillary Clinton has done. She has attached herself to a man, followed him around everywhere, and tried to take over at various stages. But they don’t show them any respect, very little whatsoever. It’s all part of the demeaning and destroying campaign of the candidate, is what it’s about.
RUSH: The Washington Post referred to Melania Trump a couple days ago as, quote, “a professional pretty person,” unquote. “A professional pretty person.” It’s what… And there’s gonna be more of that as the campaign goes on.