RUSH: You know, did you see…? I’m watching Melania Trump here. She opened the rally. You know, I wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d a seen a story later in the day, “Melania Trump Accused of Plagiarizing the Bible,” ’cause she opened up with the Lord’s Prayer. I wouldn’t have been a bit surprised if somebody in the Drive-Bys had accused her of plagiarizing the Bible and trying to pass that off as something as her own. (interruption) I know it’s not in the Bible; that’s my point. At any rate. Trump was being very clear about who he was talking about, but you…
Well, he wasn’t being very clear, I guess, because so many people misunderstood it. If you know what he was talking about beforehand, and then you get to this comment where Trump refers to the media as “the enemy of the state…” That’s why I said yesterday on Fox News, he was talking about the media the enemy of Trump. Trump was elected on a very specific agenda that he hid from no one. Trump made his agenda public more than any presidential candidate ever has. Truthfully, by the way, and he was elected president on that basis.
Trump was given a mandate. Trump was elected on the basis of substance. And so the media that’s coming along and trying to undermine this, he was not… Had he been talking about the whole media — had he had been trying to make the point that the whole media’s the enemy of the state — then you might be able to claim that he represents a danger in shutting down the whole media. But he doesn’t want to shut down the media. The truth is, he loves it! The truth is he loves the back-and-forth. He’s challenged by it. He doesn’t want to shut ’em down. All of this is so much knee-jerk paranoia.
RUSH: No, I said it is in the Bible. I was being snarky. I had a guy authoritatively try to tell me, “The Lord’s Prayer is not in the Bible!” I said, “Yes, it is.” “No, it’s not.” I said, “That doesn’t change the point.” Anyway, the left is trashing Melania Trump for reciting the Lord’s Prayer at the rally. I’m not kidding about that.
RUSH: No, no, no. Look, folks. Calm down. It was after Trump’s rally on Saturday, I ran a joke by people. I said, “You watch. Somewhere in the media, somebody’s gonna accuse Melania Trump of plagiarizing the Bible because she recited the Lord’s Prayer.” And I had some people say, “That’s all good and well, but I don’t think the Lord’s Prayer is in the Bible.” I said, “Yes, it is.” “No. No.” So we dropped it and went on. And I mistakenly represented what this was all about. The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew chapter 6, verses 9 through 13.
Anyway, it clouds the whole point. I’m not trying to explain a joke. When you have to explain a joke, it never works. It was a great freaking line and it’s being destroyed here by this silly — once and for all, for the record, the Lord’s prayer is in the Bible. I can’t help it if somebody tried to tell me it’s not.