Philadelphia Mayor Wins John F. Kerry Award

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RUSH: Here is the mayor of Philadelphia. His name is Jim Kenney. He was on CNN today, is a big hero. Philadelphia is gonna have a ceremony today for the Eagles since they’re not gonna go to the White House. John Berman was talking to the mayor, Jim Kenney. Question: “What statement do you think the president’s making by disinviting the dozen or so players that were gonna go?”

KENNEY: “I’m gonna take my ball and go home. Unless you kneel to me, unless you pay homage to me as president of the United States, I’m gonna disinvite from you the people’s house.” When he had the opportunity to serve his country, five times he ducked out. You know, in Philadelphia we have two high schools that gave the ultimate to this country during the Vietnam War. Thomas Edison High School gave up 64 members of their class killed in action, and Father Judge High School gave up 27 of their members of their class killed in action in Vietnam. And when he had the opportunity to serve his country for real, uh, his father got him out of it. And, uh, I think it’s really disingenuous to him to talking about patriotism in any way, shape, or form.

RUSH: That is fascinating. This guy should be in line to win the JFK award, the John F. Kerry award. You know the John Kerry award is for? Making things that have no connection to Vietnam about Vietnam. John Kerry. It didn’t matter, whatever you were talking about, John Kerry would say, “I served in Vietnam, and I want to tell you that…” So we established an award here for making things that have no connection to Vietnam about Vietnam.

The Philadelphia mayor has done it. Next question. “Okay. You say the president would invite the Eagles to the White House because they disagree with him. On the other hand, though you feel some of the players, even if they disagreed with the president, should have gone to the White House in a show of unity, maybe take the opportunity to make their case directly to him.”

KENNEY: I don’t know how you make your case to a child, uh, who acts childish, who changes his opinion and his statements every single day. Uh, and who, uh, frankly, frightens me more than I was frightened in 1968, uh, during the height of the Vietnam War. Uh, and the guy is just a scary guy.

RUSH: Well, now he’s really won the John F. Kerry award for making anything about Vietnam — or taking nothing about Vietnam and making it about Vietnam. So Trump scares him more than the Vietcong. Trump scares him more than the Tet Offensive. “I was frightened in 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War,” and Trump “is just a scary guy.” Well, as I say, there’s much more wrapped up in this than anybody will care to admit.

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