RUSH: Here we are back at it. Rush Limbaugh, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, while being concerned about everything that we see deteriorating all around us. Your phone calls are gonna be part of the program today at 800-282-2882. Trump just now began to talk about the incident in Orlando and predicting even more. Let’s listen to a little bit of Trump in Atlanta right now. Our microphones are there…
TRUMP: Every law enforcement person that I’ve spoken to and that you watch and that you read, is saying it’s very hard, if not impossible, to check out people. There’s just no papers. There are no papers. And yet you see this great migration, which is a horrible thing to watch. And, by the way, I have a heart as big as anybody else. We have to build safe zones over there, and we have to take care of people.
TRUMP: Let’s build safe zones, but build ’em over there. Build ’em in Syria, build ’em in places over there.
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause) U! S! A! U! S! A!
TRUMP: Thank you.
RUSH: He’s talking about instead of this ongoing refugee migration —
TRUMP: We have to build safe zones. We have to work… You know, it’s humanity. It’s humanity. But we have so many problems here. But we build safe zones over there, and now here’s where the deal-making comes in, or whatever you want to call it. We have to get the Gulf States to pay for it. They have tremendous amounts of money. They’re not doing much, and it’s their territory, and we have to get them to pay for it!
RUSH: They’re not —
TRUMP: We get them to pay for it. We owe $19 trillion right now. We owe $19 trillion right now. We have Hillary. [She] wants to bring people in, spend billions and billions of dollars on bringing people in. As to whether they assimilate or not, you make the decision. But assimilation has not been exactly a positive factor. So she wants to spend all of this money, and her increase on bringing these people in is 550% more than Obama, who doesn’t have a clue. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, okay?
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
TRUMP: He doesn’t know what he’s doing.
RUSH: Well, I think he does, but I know why Trump’s saying what he’s saying.
TRUMP: It’s so sad. It’s very sad. So when you look at Sharia and you look at the beliefs of Sharia, and it’s called execution for things that you would say or, like, standard parts of life, what they do to people. And we have people coming in, and do not kid yourself, that’s what they believe, that’s what they want, that’s what they practice. And we’re taking these people in! So I will tell you: The LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community, they are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying over the last three or four days. A friend of mine called up…
TRUMP: A friend of mine called up he said, “You know, you don’t get enough credit because in Palm Beach you opened a club that nobody would do, nobody would do, and it’s open to everybody. It’s open to everybody.” And a person, a member of the club, a great guy, who’s gay, wrote this magnificent letter saying, “What Donald Trump did, nobody else would do,” and we are getting a tremendous… (aside) Thank you. Thank you. We are getting a tremendous amount of credit because over the last three days, people are realizing…
TRUMP: Over the last three days, people are realizing what’s going on, and we have to treat people great, but we have to treat everybody great. It’s gotta be…
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
TRUMP: You know, when I say, “Make America great again,” it’s great again for EVERYBODY! We have to say for EVERYBODY.
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: He means EVERYBODY!
TRUMP: We have to.
RUSH: So he’s talking about EVERYBODY. He means EVERYBODY.
TRUMP: Thank you.
RUSH: Thank you.
TRUMP: And, you know, we have a simple theme. It’s called, “Make America great again.” Now, a lot of people said I copied from Ronald Reagan. I didn’t. ‘Cause his theme was different. I didn’t know this, but it’s called… His was, “Let’s make America great.” That’s different. We are, “Make America great again.” But we’re adding to it, because we really have to add — and I’m adding! As we go along, as we get older and wiser, make America great again, make America safe again, and let it include everybody, ’cause that’s what we have to do. We want it to include everybody. Okay? We want it to include everybody.
RUSH: I know what he’s doing here.
TRUMP: And we have to stop — on a temporary basis, at least, but we have to stop — people from pouring into our country.
TRUMP: We have to stop it, until we find out what the hell is going on.
RUSH: (shorts) We know what the hell’s go. They’re coming here, and they’re blowing us up!
TRUMP: And we can do that. But we have to have people come in that cherish us, that love us, that want to love us, that want to do things, that don’t want to destroy us, that don’t want to go to a club where you have innocent people, and where you had no guns on the other side. By the way, I’m gonna save your Second Amendment, okay?
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
TRUMP: I’m gonna save your Second Amendment.
AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: You better take a look at what’s going on in the Senate right now, then. The Democrats are filibustering in the Senate for gun control.
AUDIENCE: (enduring cheers and applause)
RUSH: He’s getting a standing O on this. The Democrats are filibustering for gun control right now.
TRUMP: If some of those great people that were in that club that night had guns strapped to their waists or strapped to their ankle — and if the bullets were going in the other direction aimed at this guy who was just open target practice — you would have had a situation, folks, which would have been always horrible, but nothing like the carnage that we all, as a people, suffered this weekend. Nothing.
RUSH: Can’t disagree with that, but the left will.
TRUMP: And a lot of people are realizing this. You know, you take a look at Paris. Paris has, they say, the toughest gun laws in the world. France, generally speaking, the toughest in the world. And these thugs walked in. They used to call them, the press, “masterminds.” I said, “You can’t call them ‘masterminds.’ That’s why the young kids are joining. They’re joining ISIS. They want to be a mastermind.” But thugs, these thugs — I call ’em “the guy with the dirty white cap” — the thugs walked in to different places. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!
There was nobody with gun, nobody on the other side. There was nobody who could do anything. And they got killed, 130 people killed, viciously killed, hundreds still in the hospital, with the most horrible injuries. And now we have the same thing in Orlando. And then last night, you had a police officer and his wife were killed the same way. And he put it over Facebook! The killer put it on Facebook, same kind of a thing. It’s happening all over, and it’s getting worse. And it’s gonna continue to get worse until they respect us, folks!
TRUMP: They’ve gotta respect us. They have no … respect … for … us … whatsoever.
RUSH: And they don’t fear us. He’s right about that.
TRUMP: We’re trying to be nice. We have a president wants to be so politically correct that he doesn’t want to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” Doesn’t want to use it.
AUDIENCE: (groans) RUSH: Now we’re getting to it here.
TRUMP: He gave this speech yesterday —
RUSH: Yeah, right.
CALLER: — a long speech that at the end of it, nobody knew what the hell he was talking about.
TRUMP: Nobody knew! He’s trying to justify why he won’t use — and he said “radical Islam.” ‘Cause he didn’t want to use the word “terrorism,” if you notice. Why he won’t use that term or why he doesn’t use it, and how it doesn’t make any difference. But it does make a difference. It makes a difference, and it makes a big difference, because unless you’re willing to discuss and talk about the real nature of the problem and the name of the problem — radical Islamic terrorism — you’re never going to solve the problem!
AUDIENCE: (wild applause)
RUSH: Right on! Right on! Exactly. It’s about us. It’s about Obama. It’s not about them. Right on.
TRUMP: And then Crooked Hillary Clinton gets up the other day, and she wouldn’t use the term. She wouldn’t use it. But I was hitting her hard on it, very hard. And finally she gets up, and she said, “I would use it.” You know… By the way, the press didn’t report this. They said she used the term. They didn’t say about Trump, many of them. Some of them are fair, but many of them — most of them — are very dishonest. It’s very hard to get the word out. I’m telling you. It’s very hard to get the accurate word out, because I made a speech yesterday in North Carolina, we got standing ovations, a packed house. I go back, and they’re talking about the speech. It like had nothing to do with what I was even talking about.
RUSH: They’re a bunch of sleazes.
TRUMP: They are the worst, believe me. But Hillary Clinton gets up, and she sort of acted like no problem using the term, and she said, “I would use the term,” but she didn’t use it, but she didn’t call it radical Islamic terrorism. She said radical Islamism. And I’m not saying that’s wrong. Let’s see how much she uses it. You know, she’ll basically do whatever Obama wants her to do; you understand why, because that whole thing is just ridiculous, what’s going on there.
RUSH: I don’t even want to think about that.
TRUMP: That is just ridiculous. How that can happen in our country today is absolutely one of the great insults to law enforcement. And let’s see what happens. But she’s being totally protected. She’s being 100% protected. Now, maybe we’ll all be surprised and maybe our laws will work the way they’re supposed to work. But, you know what, folks? I think if something was going to happen on the crimes that have been committed, I would have assumed it would have happened already, don’t you think? Don’t you think? So let’s see what happens.
But when you get right down and you look at it, we have gotta be respected. We don’t have to be liked so much. We have to be respected. I don’t want to be feared. You could take it another step. Fear. It’s not fear. We have to be respected. We’re not respected by these people. They come into our country, they want to take it over. Now, look at what’s happening in Germany. A catastrophe. I have friends from Germany that, for 20 years, have been telling me how great Germany is, what a great place to live. Some of these people are leaving the country now. They’re leaving. Their crime rate is through the roof.
Things are happening that are horrendous, and you see what’s happening to women. You see what’s happening all over Germany now. It was a horrific mistake. It was a terrible mistake. Now, they’ll say it wasn’t, it’s wonderful. You build, as I said, and if Germany had it to do again, I don’t think that she would ever admit it. And let’s see how she does in the next election, assuming there’s gonna be an election, and she’s gonna run. But if Germany had it to do again, I’m sure they would have put up billions of dollars to do just as I said, safe zones in Syria, make ’em nice. Anything’s cheaper and anything’s better than what’s going on now in Germany and other countries.
RUSH: Okay, warning —
TRUMP: Belgium is a beautiful city and an amazing place, magnificent buildings. I was there many, many years ago and I had always this incredible image. And a number of months ago I made the statement, something to the effect Belgium’s a hellhole. And I was badly criticized. They said, “What a terrible thing.” And then they had the massive problem in Belgium. And people said Trump was right. Trump was right. I don’t want to be right. I don’t want to be right. I don’t want to be right. But you look at what’s going on in Paris, you look at what’s going on in different places all over, different places. You know it. I know it. They know it. They don’t want to talk about it.
We don’t want to have these problems, and we’ve already got ’em. Look at this weekend. We don’t want to have these problems. So what I’m saying is it’s a temporary ban, in particular for certain people coming from certain horrible, where you have tremendous terrorism in the world. You know what those places are. But we have to put a stop to it. We have to put a stop to it until such time as we can figure out what is going on. Because right now we don’t have a clue what’s going on, folks. We don’t have a clue. We don’t know even a little bit what’s going on. And we have to be the smart country now.
We’ve been the dummies for too long. We have to be the smart. We have to be the brilliant country. We have to show and we have to help and we have to take care of people, but we have to be smart. With the kind of money that we owe, $19 trillion, going to $21 trillion very shortly because of the omnibus budget that was passed, going to $21 trillion, we can’t be doing this. And this isn’t even the money. This is beyond the money. Because even if you had a small percentage of people coming in thinking like this person, who, again, was born here but his parents weren’t and his ideas weren’t born here. His ideas were born from someplace else.
RUSH: The key point there, folks. It’s a key point. And we’ve gotta bump out. I was gonna try to warn you a moment ago. We have a commercial break coming up that we have to take. But we got what we wanted out of this. We wanted reaction to what Obama said a little bit and some further explanation of the strategy and the plan.
What would you do? I mean, people say you can’t stop people from coming in. How would you stop this? It’s a specific event. Each one is specific, but we have people coming to this country who hate it. They’re getting in with no problem. And they are being radicalized either after they get here or before they come, and their single purpose is to commit acts of terror. How do you stop it?
I’m gonna tell you this. The answer is not repealing the Second Amendment. The answer is not found in gun control or anything to do with guns. I say, 3,000 people died on 9/11, and not a single bullet was fired. How would you stop this? People say, “You can’t stop people from coming into the country. That’s absurd. That’s childish.” Well, how would you stop it? You know, I’m sick and tired of being told, “That’s the new norm. I mean, we’re a free country, Rush, this is the kind of stuff we’re gonna have to learn to live with.”
Really? Like a half-assed economy, like a busted health care system, we’re just gonna have to learn to accept this, because somehow we’re not permitted to stand up for who we are? That’s so unfair because we’re a superpower so we have to bend over. We have to stand aside and let whatever we want to call the aggrieved, the offended, minorities, whatever, have their way because it’s been so unfair we’ve been a superpower for so long? This stuff can be stopped, because if it can’t, then it’s only a matter of time before this country doesn’t look like it does now.