Only moments ago, President Trump joined Fox News via phone to express his sadness over the news that Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70, after a difficult bout with stage IV lung cancer.

President Trump, who gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during his State of the Union speech, told the Fox News hosts that “he was special.” He said he just talked to him 3 days ago and that he was very brave, knowing that he was not going to survive. Trump called him a “fighter,” explaining how he held on much longer than expected. He also talked about how Rush worked incredibly hard to bring a conservative message to his “massive” audience.

President Trump just released the following statement about the passing of his dear friend Rush Limbaugh :

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

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The great Rush Limbaugh has passed away to a better place, free from physical pain and hostility. His honor, courage, strength, and loyalty will never be replaced. Rush was a patriot, a defender of Liberty, and someone who believed in all of the greatness our country stands for.

Rush was a friend to myself and millions of Americans—a guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid pictures over the airwaves. Melania and I express our deepest condolences to his wonderful wife, Kathryn, his family, and all of his dedicated fans.

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He will be missed greatly.

On February 4, 2020, First Lady Melania presented Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom at President Trump’s State of the Union Speech. Rush Limbaugh’s tearful acceptance tugged at the heartstrings of everyone who watched.


Florida residents, President Trump, and Rush Limbaugh were dear friends and even more, they were kindred spirits. Like Trump, the outspoken conservative firebrand with hearts of gold was one-of-a-kind and he can never be replaced.

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