Skip to comments.Trump Declines to Disavow David Duke and the KKK -- But Only on Sunday
Posted on 02/29/2016 1:31:06 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Everybody is stunned over Trump. Nobody understands how Trump is still breathing. Nobody understands how Trump's still pulling this off. You wouldn't believe the theories that I've received from people sending me notes telling me what they think is really going on. And I guess the latest brouhaha with Trump is, he was on CNN with Jake Tapper yesterday, and he tried to act like he didn't know who David Duke was, and he would not denounce David Duke nor would he denounce the Ku Klux Klan. Yet he had done so on previous occasions. He used to be in the Reform Party.
Now, the Reform Party was the offshoot of Ross Perot's 1992 presidential effort, although Perot wasn't part of it. Buchanan became the titular head, and Trump's out there insulting Buchanan. He said he left the Reform Party because Buchanan's a neo-Nazi had David Duke and the KKK in it. He said that's not the company he wanted to keep. So he was on record as having denounced Duke and having denounced the Klan and wanting nothing to do with 'em.
And so the Jacob Tapper CNN Sunday show comes and Trump hems and haws and, what's going on? I just have to tell you, anybody else, that would have done 'em in, no matter what they had said before. No matter how many times they had denounced Duke or the Klan, if you go on CNN Sunday, can you imagine, forget that it's Trump and make it Romney. Romney's on Jake Tapper's show yesterday and he says, "I understand that David Duke's endorsed you, Governor Romney, and he's a Klan member and so forth", and imagine Romney hemming and hawing and saying, "Well, I really don't know who that is." Romney'd be gone.
I mean, that would be it. On top of all the other stuff they had about Romney, you know, not caring when the wife of a male employee of his passed away or didn't care enough about the dog, put it on the roof of the station wagon, family vacation or whatever. But Trump survives it, and then they go to the previous episodes where he has denounced Duke and the KKK and they're scratching their heads, "Why wouldn't he do it on Jake Tapper's show?"
Everybody's busting their head trying to figure out why wouldn't he denounce. Oh, no, no. Had a bad earpiece, wasn't sure what he was being asked, because when the Jake Tapper -- this is key -- when the Jake Tapper show ended, then Trump went out there started denouncing. He denounced on Twitter. He denounced everywhere else. By the way, you know Trump doesn't use e-mail. He has never used e-mail. And people are curious, why don't you use e-mail? You tweet all the time. You post on Facebook, Instagram. Why not e-mail?
And Trump said it's a different ball of wax. He said half the people I know have been indicted 'cause of what they wrote in e-mails. They put down stuff in these e-mails, they sent it back and forth, law enforcement gets hold of it, and that's it, that's his answer for not e-mailing. It's not that he doesn't like it technologically, it's not that he doesn't know how. He just says that he's had friends that have been indicted for what they've trafficked in content-wise in e-mails.
But there has to be a reason that Trump, on the actual show with Jake Tapper, hems and haws and acts like he doesn't know who Duke is and the Klan and (imitating Trump) Well, I need to investigate. I never heard of the group. You need to send me a list." And Jake says okay, I'll send you the list, but I'm just talking about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan. "Well, you know, there's a lot of different people in these groups, and I gotta research it."
Trump denies knowing who David Duke is, won't disavow support of him or white supremacists
Let me throw a theory out there to you. The Sunday shows have, amazingly still, their own separate and distinct stature. What is said on a Sunday show is treated differently and may be different in terms of its weight than what is said in a little sound bite that's part of the nightly news, for example, or part of a guest appearance on a cable news show during the evening. A Sunday show, that's stature, by reputation.
A Sunday show is serious, no fooling around. It's like "for the record," what you say on the Sunday show. And it could well be that Trump thinks of it that way and just didn't want the quote, did not want any sound bite from the Sunday show one way or the other because maybe Trump's nervous. Maybe he's nervous after that debate. Maybe he's worried. The polls don't indicate it. Maybe he's worried that Cruz and Rubio are gaining on him, and he doesn't want to tick off anybody that might vote for him.
Hey, my speculation's as good as anybody else's, because I can think of no reason that he would purposely dodge, when he's not dodged it before. I think about it being on a Sunday show, and that having more weight, more stature, something about it being these Sunday shows are TV shows of record, as opposed to your average cable news show, which happens every day or every night.
Now, there's a CNN poll out that shows Trump at 49%, and everybody is heralding and shouting about this poll and concluding, "That's it, I mean, for God sake, it's over." Do you know what the sample size of this poll is? Three hundred and six registered Republicans and a hundred some odd people that lean Republican. You got a sample of fewer than 500, I think. I didn't see where the margin of error is, but that's an awfully small sample here, compared to other polls.
RUSH: Yeah, the margin of error on that CNN poll's 5%. Five percent in the CNN poll that shows Trump at 49. You got these establishment Republican types, and they're out there saying, "Don't worry, Trump's got a ceiling. He's never gonna get above 35%. That's why he's destined to lose everything. He's never gonna get above 30. Look at his negatives, disapprovals are sky-high, the rest of the country hates Trump." That's never made sense to me.
Could somebody explain to me how the guy with the biggest negatives is winning everything? And if it's true, then there's still an explanation for it, which I think I could come up with if I dug deeply enough into it.
Oh, yeah. This one will get him. Trump is toast now. Peaked for sure.
Well, it did provide another day of Trump news. Maybe he has a Jesse Jackson endorsement waiting in the wings.
That would bring the Black Community vote away from Hillary and to Trump...good catch there....
Pro Cruz here... this made up ‘news story’ is nothing but the MSM trying to distort truth and spread hate and discontent.
At Fox? Rush I guess you missed Trump rejected it when he was first asked.
Rush are we supposed to believe you at the dinner?
Why would you attend?
This transcript demonstrates how far Rush Limbaugh has fallen in terms of thought leadership - maybe he is trying to compete with Alex Jones now.
RUSH is SCUM
Trump just makes stuff up as he goes along. But what the heck, it all sounds good at the time.
Rush and Roger Ailes Speak at Boy Scouts Awards Dinner
November 11, 2009
RUSH: ... And the person that taught me to deal with this and to remain psychologically healthy was Roger Ailes. And had that not happened I wouldnt be anywhere near where I am tonight. My relationship with Roger has been more deeply personal on a friendship level and a professional level than Ive never experienced with anybody else that Ive worked for or worked with. And even though Roger has had nothing to do with my radio show he was the exec producer of my TV show for four years the things Ive learned from him about being a man, about the country, about how to be a professional, nobody else taught me.
As early as March 9, 2011, Mr. Schumer joined Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and another eventual member of the Gang of Eight, at the Palm restaurant in Manhattan, where they made their case to Mr. Murdoch, Mr. Ailes and Mr. Limbaugh in a private room. The senators argued how damaging the word amnesty was to their efforts, and walked Mr. Limbaugh through their vision for an immigration overhaul.
Marco Rubio is Fed Up with CRs
March 15, 2011
RUSH: Marco Rubio has had it, and it hasnt taken long for Marco Rubio to have had it. Marco Rubio says, (paraphrasing) What is this continuing resolution crap? I didnt come in here to fund the government every two to three weeks and cut six billion here and six billion there. What the hell is going on here? I wish the guy would run for president. Marco Rubio.
Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.
Details of the dinner, and a previous one in 2011, were provided to The New York Times by an attendee of one of the meetings and two people with knowledge of what was discussed at both get-togethers.
Rubio was on Rushs show January 29, 2013.
Maybe the point is the guy is a blowhard whom cannot control his tongue...
It must be SO hard to be a Trump supporter...
Who knows WHAT he will say next...
What will you have to defend next...?
And, who has Rush been working for?
What, 123 posts on this other thread on this crap story wans’t enough?
the last few weeks rush’s standing has really been tarnished in my eyes
Plus, it is as true as anything else that comes out of Washington nowadays.
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