Rush Introduces President Trump at MAGA Rally in Cape Girardeau

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RUSH: Thank you all!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Thank you all very much.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: What an honor!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: What an honor. This is so exciting. I have been watching Trump rallies from the very first one. And to be part of one, folks, I’ll tell you, it is the night of a lifetime. You all are so great. It is electric in here, folks. You people at home, this is unreal!

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause) (chanting) U! S! A!

RUSH: You know what? I am so hoping that in a few short minutes you start chanting something else. Maybe you’ll do it, no? (laughing)

CROWD: (laughter)

RUSH: I was just talking to people backstage. Somebody said that the president and all of us have been labeled by Democrats and the media as “divisive.”

CROWD: (boos)

RUSH: Divisive? That Democrats haven’t even accepted that they lost the election in 2016!

CROWD: (cheering and applause).

RUSH: That’s what this is all about.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: It’s serious stuff! All of this. I mean, for crying out loud, folks, you know, you look at what happened the last two years. For two years, year and a half, every day, newspapers — every newspaper, New York Times, Washington Post — “Anonymous intelligence sources confirming that Trump colluded with Putin to steal the election.” There is no evidence for it. Zilch, zero, nada. It didn’t happen. It was made up! Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Hillary Clinton rigged an election!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Right on! Right on!

CROWD: (chanting) Lock! Her! Up!

RUSH: I love these rallies.

CROWD: (chanting) Lock! Her! Up!

RUSH: They got the message.

CROWD: (chanting) Lock! Her! Up!

RUSH: They got the message. These rallies, I have to tell you, they are the envy of official Washington. You realize there isn’t a single elected official in either party who could do what this is tonight?

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Other than Donald Trump, there’s no one — no one — and they are jealous. They are envious. This isn’t supposed to happen. You people are supposed to love them, not Trump. So guess what? They want to get in on it. Bill and Hillary Clinton and their national stadium tour, talking about… Have you seen Obama?

CROWD: (boos)

RUSH: He has been stumping in Florida where I live. He’s drawing crowds of 1,000 people, 2,000 people. Joe Biden can’t fill a phone booth ’cause he’s looking for somebody to punch out.

CROWD: (laughter)

RUSH: This is incredible — and, you know, a little history. When I first started watching the campaign, I watched the president and his family going down the escalator in June of 2015 and I heard his opening remarks and I said, “(chuckling) There is no way.” Then, I saw the first polls. Then, I saw the first one of these. And I said, “He’s gonna win, because he has a connection.”

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: There is no other politician with a connection to voters like this. Nobody has it, and Washington can’t stand it.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: I’m not kidding. The establishment cannot stand it at all.

CROWD: (shouting)

RUSH: (chuckling) Folks, in all candor, you know, we are a nation — a great nation — at risk in the dangerous world, and much of the risk we face is internal. Well, they tell me that we are “divisive” and so forth, and they haven’t accepted the fact that they lost the election. So now, let’s take… Let’s look at the caravan, just for an example. They think that the president doesn’t want the caravan, you don’t want the caravan, because we are racist or sexist. That’s not it at all! It is an issue of law. Why should we stand aside and let people break the law?

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: What is so hard about this?

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: We just stand aside and let them violate the law? It is… We get all these labels thrown at us. We love our country and we want the best for everybody in it.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: We want the best for our kids and grandkids. We want everybody to be great. We want everybody to experience the American dream. It was… You know, I’m from here. I’m from Cape Girardeau.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: It was… Now, don’t take this the wrong way. Fifty years ago was the first time… I was 16. It was the first time I was told I wasn’t good enough to succeed in radio. Don’t misunderstand. We are all told this. We all know how to fail. We don’t need to go to the library to find books on how to fail because we all do it. You will never go to the library and find a book, Great Moderates in American History or Great Committees in American History.

CROWD: (laughter)

RUSH: Donald Trump wants America to be great again — and, it’s not a slogan, it is an objective.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

MAN: We love you, Rush!

WOMAN: We love you, Rush!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: I love you all, too. I really do.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: This crowd is… I asked the president if I could speak for 30 minutes. You know, I’ve got a 10-minute limit here.

CROWD: (laughing)

RUSH: He said, “No.” He can’t wait to talk to you.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: It is an amazing thing that Donald Trump has done. You know, Donald Trump doesn’t need any of the grief that he gets. Donald Trump doesn’t need any of this. Donald Trump could do and has done whatever he wants. He is one of the most successful people in America and he doesn’t need this. He doesn’t need to put up with the abuse.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: He doesn’t need to put up with the… But he does. He does because he sincerely believes that America is headed in the wrong track and it needs to be put back on the right track. They say…

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: They say we are divisive.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: They say we’re divisive, but we are not divisive. We are defending an America that has strayed from our founding.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Nothing to do with race! Nothing to do with gender. Nothing to do with any of these identity-politics labels. It has to do with culture. It has to do with protecting and defending the Constitution.

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Pure and simple. So I think it is a wonderful thing that you have come out here tonight. I could not be more honored to be part of one of these rallies. You know, the bond… Folks, I’m telling you: The bond that exists between you and everybody else that has been to a Trump rally is something that politicians envy, and the people in Washington have not taken the time to understand why you voted for Trump. They just think you are stupid for doing so.

CROWD: (hooting)

RUSH: And there is so much to learn about why you have. There is so much to learn about the potential greatness for America, to learn why you are here, why you support Trump. But they just chalk it up to the fact, “Well, you’re not educated. Weeeeell, you’re poor. Eh, you are this or that — and you’re angry.” You’re not angry. You love people! You want your country to be the greatest it can be and you finally got someone willing to help you do it!

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause)

RUSH: Somebody to stand up for you!

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause)

RUSH: Somebody to stand with you!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: We, in certain ways, are hanging by a thread. Do you realize there is nobody…? I shouldn’t say nobody. There are some on the Republican side who would attempt to do with the president has done. But for the most part, there is nobody who would do what Donald Trump has done. Nobody would buck the system. Nobody would take it on.

CROWD: (applause)

RUSH: If he hadn’t run, who among anybody in politics could you have glommed onto to have this kind of chance to make America great again? There wasn’t anybody actually standing for this. Everyone gets caught up on what’s going on in Washington, inside the establishment. You were being ignored. You weren’t being listened to. You weren’t being paid any attention to. Even now, the real anger at Trump is actually at you for having elected him. But he doesn’t need this! He puts up with this, and thank God he does —

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: — because he is indefatigable. The man simply doesn’t get tired. He doesn’t wear out. For those of you —

MAN: (expressing confusion)

RUSH: No, no. There’s somebody from Rio Linda here. “Indefatigable.” He doesn’t get tired.

CROWD: (laughter)

RUSH: He just keeps going and so forth.

MAN: Attaboy, Rush!

RUSH: Without any further ado, folks, thank you so much. It has been great. It’s great to be here, to be part of this.

LEE GREENWOOD: (music begins)

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

RUSH: Raise the roof, ’cause here he comes: The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump!

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause)

LEE GREENWOOD: (singing God Bless the USA)

CROWD: (sustained cheering and applause)

CROWD: (chanting) U! S! A!

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Missouri!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: You are incredible, incredible people!

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: Wow.

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: And we never said to Rush he’s got eight minutes. Rush can have two hours, three hours. There’s nobody like him. There never has been anybody like him.

CROWD: (cheers and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: I was speaking to Sean Hannity backstage. Do we love Sean, by the way?

CROWD: (cheering and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: And Sean said, “There is nobody like this man, and he’s a real good guy, although he’s tough! He’s tough!” But I tell you what: When he’s on your side, there is nobody you want better. I mean, it’s really great.

CROWD: (wild cheering and applause)

THE PRESIDENT: It’s really great when he is with you. The biggest of all time at what he does.

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