Rush Limbaugh described receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the State of the Union (SOTU) as only Rush can do.

Rush spoke about the incredible experience from beginning to end on his Friday show.

It’s worth a listen. The way the moment unfolded is incredible.

Rush described in detail what happened to get everything together to make the trip. It’s a testament to his wonderful wife and how she did everything she could to make the moment happen. Catherine handled everything up to the moment Rush was given the honor.

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The transcript below picks up where Rush gets the Medal of Freedom:

It was just a moving, moving night, and I’m sitting there. I can’t believe we’re there, can’t believe it happened, can’t believe it all came together — and then, it happened.

THE PRESIDENT: Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, beloved by millions of Americans, who just received a stage 4, advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news. But what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh —
HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)
THE PRESIDENT: — thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.
HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: This is the House Chamber at the State of the Union. My mom and dad would not have believed it. This kind of thing was not possible.
THE PRESIDENT: And Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation — the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you inspire and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity — I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
HOUSE CHAMBER: (cheers and applause)
RUSH: Now, I thought this was coming in a couple weeks in the Oval Office. Somebody jabbed me and said, “Turn to your right! Turn to your right! Turn away from the first lady.” Okay.
HOUSE CHAMBER: (sustained cheers and applause)
THE PRESIDENT: I will now ask the first lady of the United States to present you with the honor. Please.
RUSH: And Pelosi’s going nuts. It’s when she starts ripping up the speech. Pelosi’s so ticked off, she can’t see straight.
HOUSE CHAMBER: (hoots and applause)
MAN: We love you, Rush!
HOUSE CHAMBER: (sustained applause)
RUSH: You have no idea what this is like. Of all the things you think might happen to you in life, this is not one of them.
THE PRESIDENT: Rush and Kathryn, congratulations. Thank you, Kathryn.
RUSH: I’ve gotta take a break. There’s one other thing about this I have to impart, though. So stick with us.
RUSH: For me, the highlight, though, was Sergeant Williams, brought back from Afghanistan. He hadn’t seen his wife and kids in months. That moment that he came down those steps? You have to have been there to understand the power of that moment.

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