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RUSH: I mentioned the impromptu gaggle that happened today. Trump was watching TV in the Oval Office, and he sees that his favorite show is set up on the lawn, and that would be Fox & Friends. He sees Steve Doocy out there. So Trump sends out a tweet, “I think I’ll go out there and surprise my buddies at the most highly rated morning show, Fox & Friends.” So he walks out there. Secret Service in tow. The Drive-Bys mobbed him — I mean, literally mobbed him — as he’s on his way to where Doocy is set up. And I mean mobbed. And it was almost like a rock star gets mobbed, except in these people’s questions it’s, “Mr. President, when are you gonna die?

“Mr. President, when are you gonna leave office? Mr. President, when are you gonna say Mueller’s right? Mr. Pres…?” That kind of stuff. “Mr. President when, are you gonna say you’re sorry for winning? Mr. President, when are you gonna leave? Mr. President, what about Melania?” All this kind of just childish stuff. They made fools of themselves! And they don’t care. They continued the entire time. Then Trump did 51 minutes — 51 minutes with Steve Doocy. And then Peter Doocy walked in, Steve Doocy’s son. Trump looks at him.

“Wait, you gotta be his kid. You can’t look at him and not be thinking ‘Doocy!'” So Peter Doocy got his couple of questions in, and then Trump said, “Okay, I gotta go,” and the press gaggle then mobbed him again as Doocy winked and smiled into the camera, realizing what he had just pulled off here, while the rest of the Drive-Bys are left basically scrambling for, crawling around for, reaching for crumbs. But there was some interesting sound in both of these little gaggles, and I want you to hear some of it when we get back.


RUSH: I have to share this with you too. Trump had his gaggle with the media, which we’re gonna have sound coming up, and these people do not… They are incapable of understanding Trump’s sense of humor. For example, do you realize that one of the things that makes the Muellers and his team and the left and the media really think that Trump colluded with Russia? Do you know what one thing is? When Trump cracked that joke, “Hey, Russia! Russia? Maybe you could find Hillary’s emails. The U.S. media’s looking for ’em. Nobody can find ’em.

“Hey, Russia, maybe you could find ’em — and when you find ’em, would you tell the media about it? They desperately want to see ’em.” Trump is mocking this, making fun of the media and everybody else trying to figure out what happened to Hillary’s 30,000 emails, because Trump knows, like everybody else, that somebody has them. They didn’t see the humor in that. They immediately said that Trump was attempting to get Russia to collude in that press conference! Well, today in the press gaggle, Trump was talking about his time with Kim Jong-un. He said it was amazing to watch Kim Jong-un’s people react to him when Kim Jong-un spoke.

“Trump: Kim’s People sit up when he speaks, ‘I want my people to do the same.'” He’s cracking a joke, and the Drive-By Media… This is a headline to a TheHill.com piece! “President Trump said on Friday that he wants ‘his people’ to listen to him like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s people listen to him. ‘He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head,’ Trump said of Kim … to Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends outside the White House. ‘Don’t let anyone think anything different.

“‘He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same,’ Trump said. … Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn after the Fox interview, Trump was pressed on what he meant… ‘I was kidding,’ he said.” For crying out loud! “‘You don’t understand sarcasm,'” and they don’t. It’s one of the amazing things that has vanished. Late-night comedians are not funny. They are devotees of hate to one degree or another. Late-night comedy doesn’t exist.

One of the stars I think of Saturday Night Live, a woman, has said that she hopes the next season they go back to making people laugh. She said she hopes that… Leslie something is her name. She says that we gotta get away from all this political stuff. We gotta go back to entertaining people and making ’em laugh. Because it turned into nothing but bitterness and hate, which is what left-wing comedy is. Michelle Wolf. They don’t have a sense of humor.

Okay, to the sound bites. We start here, audio sound bite No. 14 on our roster. Steve Doocy talking to Trump. Remember, Trump impromptu walked out of the Oval Office when he saw that Fox & Friends was on site. He tweeted. He said, “What will happen if I get up here and walk out there and appear on the most watched morning show?” And he did it. Steve Doocy said, “The texts highlighted in the inspector general report are very vicious regarding people who support you.”

THE PRESIDENT: Vicious. I have the greatest supporters in the world. By the way, they’re the smartest. They’re the hardest working. They pay taxes. They’re incredible. By the way, I have the FBI. You go into the FBI and take a poll of real FBI — not the scum on top, not Comey and that group of people that are total failures.

DOOCY: Well, it’s… Most of those people are going…

THE PRESIDENT: If you looked at what happened — and don’t forget, all of these people like Strzok, what he did was criminal, Strzok and so many others. McCabe. They all worked for Comey, and Comey knew everything that was going on. You think McCabe didn’t tell him everything? I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves. It was a den of thieves.

RUSH: I disagree. I think Obama was the ringleader. All of this happened… When you’re talking about 2005 and 2016, this all happened when Obama’s in the White House. This is his DOJ. It’s his FBI director. It’s his attorney general, Loretta Lynch. It’s Hillary Clinton. And again… Folks, look. I don’t mean to be repetitive, but this is a big deal! Hillary Clinton, this report documents that her email server had been intruded on by foreign actors, meaning foreign governments, that her private email server was unsecure.

And she was using it and her unsecure email address to send classified information to President Obama while she was traveling as secretary of state. So she could have been in Moscow, and she’s sending unsecure, classified data to Obama; and he is responding! This is not only irresponsible, it is a clear violation of law. Now this report indicates that foreign actors had indeed hacked into her server! But Obama had lied and said he didn’t know that she was using this server until he read about it in the New York Times.

Again, that remains probably top two reasons why Hillary was really, really never pursued and why she really, really was never gonna be pursued. Because if they had charged Hillary with violating the law, then anybody who had knowingly communicated with her would have been just as guilty, and that would have been The One, Barack Hussein O — and there was no way. So Hillary was never, ever going to be exonerated.

And guess who it was that was at the helm of every decision and structure and strategy? Peter Strzok. Peter Strzok is at the middle of everything, on Hillary, on Russia. But I disagree with the president; I think the ringleader was Barack Obama. Next question, unidentified reporter, “Mr. President! Mr. President! There was a Fox News report this week that Rod Rosenstein’s pushing back and threatening to investigate the congressional investigators who just want documents. Do you think that’s appropriate?”

THE PRESIDENT: I have purposely… Because of this ridiculous witch hunt, I have said, “I’m gonna stay away from the Justice Department until it’s completed.” So I have wanted to stay away. Now, that doesn’t I have to, because I don’t have to. I can get involved. But I don’t want you people to say that I’m interfering, that I’m doing anything. I think that the report yesterday may be more importantly than anything, it totally exonerates me. There was no collusion, there was no obstruction, and if you read the report, you’ll see that.

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: Wait, wait, wait. What you’ll really see is you’ll see bias against me and millions and tens of millions of my followers. That is really a disgrace.

RUSH: Now, the next two bites are fascinating, and I want you to listen. This first one, we put it together primarily. I want you to listen to how these childish people in the media literally are screaming at Trump. They are screaming, they are shouting. It’s just… It’s irritating. It’s unprofessional. There’s no way that Trump can hear any of what’s being said. It’s just… The audio alone is a telltale microcosm of how out of control this whole industry is, and it got started with a reporter saying, “Mr. President! Mr. President! Do you agree with children being taken away?”

THE PRESIDENT: No, I hate it. I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law.

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: That’s their law.

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: Quiet. Quiet. That’s the Democrats’ law. We can change it tonight. We can change it right now.

FEMALE REPORTER: You’re president!

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: You need their votes. You need their votes.

FEMALE REPORTER: You guys control both chambers of Congress!


FEMALE REPORTER: The Republicans do!

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

MALE REPORTER: Why do you keep lying about it, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: No, the Democrats… By one vote? You don’t need it. You need 60 votes. We have a one vote —

FEMALE REPORTER: And the White House!

THE PRESIDENT: Excuse me. We have a one-vote edge. We need 60. So we need 10 votes. We can’t get ’em from the Democrats.

FEMALE REPORTER: What about executive amnesty.

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: Wait! Wait! Can we do one question at a time?

RUSH: Do you hear the reporter here at the beginning of this bite? “Mr. President, that’s your own law! Why do you keep lying about it, sir? Why do you keep lying about it?” Trump said “Quiet. Quiet. It’s the Democrats’ law. We can change it tonight, but we need some Democrats help, and the Democrats are gonna be there. We need 60 votes.” “Mr. President! Mr. President!” It was like this after he finished the Fox & Friends interview.

The whole time he was with the press gaggle it was like this. Now, one reporter kept at him yesterday and today about separating kids from their families and so forth. “Don’t you have any sympathy? Don’t you have any emotions? How can you do it! How can you separate kids from their families? How can you do it?” That was yesterday in the pressroom. Today an unidentified reporter: “You’ve spoken so passionately about the circumstances led to Otto Warmbier’s death. In the same breath, you’re now defending Kim Jong-un’s human rights record. How can you do that?”

THE PRESIDENT: You know why? Because I don’t want see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family.

FEMALE REPORTER: Well, and, by the way —

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

THE PRESIDENT: I don’t want to see — because we don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family. I want to have a good relationship with North Korea. I want to have a good relationship with many other countries. And what I’ve done, if you remember, if you’re fair — which most of you aren’t. But if you’re fair, when I came in, people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea.

REPORTERS: (all screaming at once)

FEMALE REPORTER: So it’s OVER? Is it over? Is it over.

THE PRESIDENT: Quiet. Quiet. Quiet. I did a great job this weekend.

RUSH: “So the threat’s over? The threat’s over?” Here’s the thing about this. I want to mention this again. This reporter is trying to say, “How dare you talk Kim Jong-un! Otto Warmbier! Otto Warmbier! Look how he mistreated Otto Warmbier, and you give him credence as a world leader? How can you do it?” Folks, here’s the thing about human rights. This is crucial to understand. We cannot fix things that happened in the past. It cannot be done.

This is what’s wrong with the Black Lives Matter movement or the reparations movement or what. We’ve dealt with slavery. We’ve ended it in any number of ways and on any number of occasions. But if we are not going to let it go — if we are continually going to try to say the United States is a slave state because of what happened 200 years ago and ignore what’s happened since — then we’re never gonna advance, because you cannot fix it.

So the point of harping on human rights violations of the past is not well meaning. The point of harping on human rights violations in the past is an attempt to denigrate. And in this case, by saying (impression), “You — you — you — you can’t make a deal with Kim Jong-un! Look at his human rights violations of his people in the past.” If we can’t move beyond the past and try to improve things and fix them, then there’s no reason to ever meet with any country.

But I don’t understand where people don’t get it. It’s so common sense. Why do we want to continue to behave or hold the country hostage or denigrate our own country because of things that did exist some hundreds of years ago, which have been dealt with and fixed? Why do we want to continue to deal with it as though it’s still an ongoing problem, when it isn’t? Not slavery. Well, the answers are obvious. The left wants the chaos. They do not want people thinking there’s been any change or improvement for a host of reasons.

I gotta take another break, folks. Time’s going by too fast.


RUSH: So here’s the sound bite. TheHill.com has their headline: “Trump: Kim’s People Sit up When He Speaks, ‘I Want My People to Do the Same.'” So Trump’s cracking a joke about this. The Drive-Bys take it seriously ’cause Trump is whatever they think he is. It’s wearing me out, frankly, dealing with this degree of stupidity. There has to be a measure of stupidity in the Drive-Bys. You can’t… This all can’t just be simple bias and hatred. There’s gotta be some stupidity in the mix here. So this is, again, outside the White House, press gaggle. An unidentified reporter asks Trump about a joke he made on Fox & Friends about wishing Americans would sit up when he speaks. You will hear, of course, several other reporters here shouting and screaming like a bunch of kids.

MALE REPORTER: What you mean what you mean just now when you said you wished Americans would sit up at attention when you speak?

THE PRESIDENT: I’m kidding! You don’t understand sarcasm?

FEMALE REPORTER: Mr. President, yes or no?

REPORTERS: (all screaming and shouting)

THE PRESIDENT: Who you with? Who you with?


THE PRESIDENT: You with CNN! You are the worst.

REPORTERS: (all screaming and shouting)

RUSH: “Who you with? CNN. You are the worst!” (laughing) And this is when the stupid, lazy, uneducated POS out there stand up and cheer.


RUSH: Okay. The inspector general will be appearing before congressional committees next week. I don’t know where that’s gonna go, but I have a feeling this is not the end of anything but rather just the beginning. Trump is gonna beat these people again. I’m fully confident.

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