CALLER: (garbled cell) Hello, Rush. I’m glad to talk to you. I believe it’s time for the all-knowing, all-seeing El Rushbo — the omniscient one — to come out and finally endorse Trump, who is the presumptive Republican nominee.
RUSH: You know —
CALLER: You know (garbled) endorsed him. I think if you came out with your endorsement, you would also almost ensure his election.
RUSH: You know, in the words of a famous and well-known politician, “What difference does it make now?”
CALLER: Your endorsement is that important, and it’s about time you did it.
CALLER: The primaries are over with, Rush.
RUSH: I mean, Ted Cruz picked up (laughing) delegates in Washington. (laughing) Did you hear that?
CALLER: (garbled) The primaries are over. Come on! You need to endorse him. Why don’t you?
RUSH: Yeah, the primaries are over June 7th after California. There’s still anything can happen out there.
CALLER: It’s over, Rush.
RUSH: I can’t believe you think it matters now.
CALLER: You (unintelligible) gave him their endorsement.
RUSH: Is there a prison in Lompoc?
CALLER: (garbled) What are you waiting for?
RUSH: I think it’s a moot point now! Look, I’ve never endorsed in primaries. I’ve never made it a big deal. I’ve tried to always downplay it to boot. I don’t live under any delusions here that people are going to make up their minds on these serious things just ’cause I happen to tell people who I’m for. Anyway, I appreciate the concern, I appreciate the desire to help, I appreciate the offer of assistance, and the advice. But it hasn’t even crossed my mind. (chuckling) I think endorsing Trump at this stage is like a, “Oh, really? Where you been? So what?”
It’s not what I do. But I appreciate the thought. I’m very much appreciative, very appreciative of the fact that you want me to appear to be relevant, engaged, and purposeful in this — or, not purposeful, but relevant, engaged, and influential in this. I appreciate that. I know that’s what you want. I understand that. I do. But I must be true to my instincts, which I always have been.