RUSH: Chris in McAlester, Oklahoma. Great to have you. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Mega prayers. I just wanted to say that I, for one, am so happy that Trump is a positive thinker. And it’s not Pollyanna kind of positive thinking. It’s positive thinking based on experience. He’s a can-do person. He gets things done. He’s a successful person. He doesn’t take “no” for an answer. And he succeeds.
And I’m so happy that he’s at the helm during this devastating time that we’re going through because he is a can-do person. Just look at the way he made it happen for you to be there at the State of the Union speech to get the Medal of Freedom when you said that there were so many obstacles to overcome, and he made it happen. That’s just one small example of how his positive thinking is not pie-in-the-sky. It’s based on experience and the success that he’s had.
RUSH: You know, Chris, that is so right. Your example — folks, I haven’t been able to tell the whole story simply ’cause I haven’t been authorized to. I haven’t been able to tell you the whole story about how that happened. How Trump arranged for Kathryn and I to get to the House chamber on the night of the State of the Union. He called us at 10:30 that morning. We were not at home. We were out of town.
We hadn’t started treatment yet. There was another medical procedure I had to undergo the next day, a surgical procedure that was gonna happen at 5 o’clock that afternoon. At 5 o’clock the afternoon of the State of the Union I was gonna be in surgery. And instead I end up in Washington, we end up in Washington to get the Medal of Freedom. The things that had to happen to get us there, we didn’t think it was gonna be possible throughout the day in a number of ways. So you’re absolutely right about that.
There’s something else about Trump not being a Pollyanna and an outsider. You’re right, he’s a can-do, get-things-done kind of person because in his life, you had to get things done. If you took on a project, building a building or whatever it was, you had to get it done, golf course, whatever. You had to get it done. Your name’s on it, a lot of people work for you, you have to get it done.
In government there’s all kinds of people that you can lay it off on if it doesn’t work. There’s all kinds of things that you can blame if it doesn’t happen. You can blame the faceless bureaucracy. You can blame regulations. You can blame anything, but he doesn’t do that. You know, I have to laugh, too, folks, when I listen to — and, by the way, I have no beef with Jonathan Swan at Axios. I see him, he’s occasionally on the panel with Bret Baier on the Fox Special Report with Bret Baier at 6 o’clock in the evening. I’ve seen him around. And I don’t have an axe to grind. I’m not picking little rivalry, skirmishes here.
But when I listen to these people try to try to explain to me how Donald Trump thinks, I just have to chuckle ’cause they are clueless. They cannot think outside their own prism. In other words, they look at the way Trump thinks measured against the way they think. They think that anybody in Washington would think the way they do. Trump doesn’t think the way a traditional Washington politician thinks. And they can’t figure this out. As such, folks, they can’t figure you out, those of you who support Trump.
Here’s what they don’t know. They do not know a very relevant truth. And that truth is that 95% of Republican voters would crawl over flaming coals to vote for Trump, and they will do so if they have to in November. They might have some disagreements. Some of you may have a problem with his tweets, you may have a problem that he goes on with people like Chris Wallace or Axios, whatever, sits down with the enemy.
Some of you may wish that he didn’t do or say things that you have trouble explaining to people. Some of you may wish that he would change the way he speaks, but none of that, in the end, matters. I don’t think most of the people on our side at the end of the day give two hoots about Trump’s tweets or about what people say is his lack of manners. I don’t think people care.
Trump voters know what the stakes are. And the stakes are so much higher than worrying about whether somebody is civilized or acts civilized or has manners or what have you. Because the bottom line, we do not judge Trump’s character to be failing. We think that Trump’s character is what’s going to get things done. And we think that there is a crisis situation and that the country is hanging by a thread and that he’s the only guy that we have out there right now who we can invest in to maybe delay it or stop it.
So if his attitude is what it is and that leads to him succeeding, then bring it on, is what most people say. The Never Trumpers are gonna get all caught up in wringing their hands, “He’s so ill-mannered. He’s like a bull in a china shop. Can’t he just act more presidential?” None of that matters compared to what we face. And what we face is patently obvious. Just watch the Democrats.
Look at Portland. Look at Seattle. You want the country to be that way? We’re on the way, we’re on the verge, if the Democrats end up running the whole country, why is that gonna be any different anywhere else? They can’t even fix it in Seattle. They can’t even fix it in Portland. They don’t even seem to want to. They’re destroying New York. Cuomo and de Blasio are destroying New York as a place of business. More on that as the program unfolds.
Now, these people do not see that Trump voters look at Trump as their general. He’s their George Patton. And Patton sometimes shot himself in the foot. You know, George Patton was always getting in trouble with the media. He’d go do a speech to a bunch of blue-haired Bloody Mary gang women somewhere in Europe and he’d say something about war that was particularly vulgar, and it would make the newspapers and Eisenhower would call him in and say, “What the hell, can you just shut up, George?”
But when it came time to deploy Patton’s army, he was leading it. And this is how Trump voters look at Trump. He is their general who sometimes frustrates people, but in the end his voters do not judge him. They only worry when they think something he’s done might set him back a little. But they don’t worry about these other things that the Never Trumpers seem obsessed with.
The only thing when it comes to Trump that his voters want is for him to succeed, because it means they do. It means that they are winning. And they’re not distracted by and their support is not so flimsy that it can be destroyed with a tweet, for crying out loud. I’ll tell you something.
You people in the Drive-Bys, Trump voters are so far removed from judging the guy, it’s not even funny. You need to get off of that because there’s nothing you can do that is going to change this. There’s nothing you can do that’s gonna cause Trump voters to start judging him negatively and then as a result of that abandon him. Not as long as you people in the Democrat side of things, including the media, continue to act as you’re acting.
Trump has shown that these people have to be fought. They have to be stopped. And these circle jerk navel gazers are never, ever going to fit in. The idea that the Republican Party can go back to being the Bush-Romney party as long as you get rid of Trump, they are so clueless, it’s never gonna be that again. They have no clue.