RUSH: Here is Bart in Tucson. Great to have you on the program, sir. How are you?
CALLER: I’m well. Thank you, Rush. Mega 1990 dittos.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I first want to say, Senator Flake definitely lives up to his name. I just wanted to let everybody know that. My comment was I think Rex Tillerson and Cohn have shown their true colors, and especially I thought Tillerson — I always had a red flag when he spearheaded changing the homosexual policy for the Boy Scouts. So as far as I’m concerned, he’s living up to my low expectations, and I’d love to see him fired, along with Cohn, and I’d like to see them replaced with John Bolton and either Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell.
RUSH: Speaking of which, John Bolton said last night that he has been cut off from Trump, that he is not permitted to talk to him or see him. Now, that would be the chief of staff, if that’s true. In addition, the secretary of defense, Mad Dog Mattis — you know, Trump has issued this immediate ban on transgenders in the military, and Mad Dog Mattis has suspended the ban pending a study. They need to do a study and then issue a report.
Now, the president issues a ban and the secretary of defense says, “No. No. I’m gonna stay the ban. We’re gonna do a study. We’re gonna find out if you know what you’re talking about.” Now, they didn’t do a study when Obama just issued a blanket admission policy for transgenders. They didn’t study that. There wasn’t any report on that. So now you got Mad Dog Mattis, you got Cohn and Tillerson. And, folks, it’s problematic. I’m trying to be judicious here, but…
RUSH: By the way, the Washington Post has got a different take on Mad Dog Mattis — the defense secretary — putting a stay on Trump’s ban on transgenders in the military and studying it. They say that he is not defying orders. They say the decision has been made and Mattis is down with it. They’re just gonna do a study here because Mattis wants to know what he’s dealing with after it happens. Details on this are coming up. But the Post is, at least, saying that Mattis is not being insubordinate here, and I did not want to leave this taste in your mouth that maybe Mattis was being insubordinate. People on the inside of this say that that’s not what’s going on.