Remember those campaign rallies held by President Trump when he was in the process of demolishing the Clinton political dynasty? Where tens of thousands of people crammed into an arena and others were left standing outside?
You know, at the same time Democrat Hillary Clinton was drawing hundreds?
They should be revived, according to Rush Limbaugh, the titan of talk radio.
It’s because the vast cheering section of the America mainstream media that supported President Obama is opposing Trump.
“Again, when I boil all this down, the fact is, Trump doesn’t have anybody helping him,” Limbaugh said Friday. “And I don’t mean to portray him as helpless; don’t misunderstand.
“You know, Obama can go out and say and do whatever he wanted, and the media is backing it up and supporting and making it look brilliant and normal all day long, all night long, all week long, all month. With Trump, whatever he does, it’s portrayed as insane, dangerous, risky, uninformed, stupid or what have you,” Limbaugh said.
“Who is out there countering that, other than some of us in the alternative media? But it’s a never-ending onslaught, and there has to be a plan for this,” he said.
The solution isn’t complicated.
“That’s why I think Trump ought to continue to go out and do rallies. I think Trump ought to go out and continue to draw 20,000, 25,000 and demonstrate. Let the pictures show that the pictures the media is creating are bogus and not representative of public opinion,” he explained.
“But that still puts the onus on Trump. If I were Trump, frankly, I’d be kind of ticked off that I have to do that. ‘What more do you want from me? I won.’ Now he’s faced with people whining and moaning he’s not doing things fast enough or the Congress isn’t doing things fast enough.
“Folks, you gotta understand here: There is a lot that has been put in the way, and presidents are not kings, and they don’t just get to sign their name to stuff and have it happen. We now have been told it’ll take three-and-a-half years to build the wall. We are told that repealing Obamacare is not gonna happen in 2018. That’s Trump that said that, not the Republicans in Congress. They may be simpatico to it. But I think a lot of people were expecting the left to realize they had lost, to lay down and get out of the way, and I tried to tell everybody that wasn’t gonna happen.”
In fact, dozens of well-funded protests over the last month, including some that have turned violent, have targeted Trump’s actions and plan.
Further, the media attacks on Trump now have expanded beyond newspapers and television, he pointed out.
“You’ve got late-night comedy shows, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ now given as much weight as standard day-to-day media network broadcasts. It is an onslaught. There’s a part of me that believes that all of this is leading to a continued backfire on the Democrats and on the left. I think they’re gonna continue to lose elections. There’s a story. I have a story in the stack today. It’s one of these deep-in-the-weeds analysis of why they lost, and it’s the most ridiculous thing. It goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on, and it never once mentioned that their ideas are rejected. It never once mentioned that the American people don’t want their ideas. It never once mentions Obama,” Limbaugh said.
“And there’s another piece in the New Republic that kind of gets after Obama for not taking the time and expending the effort to get his revolution embedded at the states. That Obama didn’t care enough about the party, that Obama only cared about himself, and he didn’t do enough to build the roots of his revolution. And I read that, and I thought, well, let ’em have that argument. But the same thing could be said right now of Trump. The same thing could be said in a proactive way, that that needs to happen.
“These people in the grassroots that made this happen, they need to be nurtured, they need to be made to believe that what they did was real and matters and will continue to be and triumph if they do not jump ship, if they don’t go wobbly, ’cause that’s what the left is all about. You’re supposed to get so mad over this court ruling that you’re supposed to give up. You are supposed to think, ‘Huh, what’s the point? We can’t beat ’em. We beat ’em at the ballot box, they lose elections, they can’t stop anything in the House, they can’t stop anything in the Senate, and look, they’re stopping Trump in the courts, we can’t win!’ And they want you to throw your hands up and quit and maybe move to New Zealand.”
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Trump, at the White House Friday, promised more moves, as early as next week, to raise the level of America’s security.
On Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, without even mentioning a federal law that gives the president the authority to limit entry into the United States, affirmed a lower court’s order suspending Trump’s ban.
The federal court judge incorrectly had claimed no one from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya or Somalia had been arrested in the United States since 9/11.
Trump has multiple options to fight the ruling from the 9th Circuit, which is the most-overturned appeals court in the country.
“We’ll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country,” he said.