— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) February 5, 2020
No one should be surprised over the Hollywood director’s heartlessness.
An Emotional Award for Rush
Limbaugh was in tears as he received the Medal of Freedom from First Lady Melania Trump. It is the highest award that can be given to a civilian in the U.S.
The moment was no doubt especially emotional for the radio legend because it occurred just one day after he announced during his program on Monday that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
“I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today. I can’t escape,” Limbaugh said.
“Even though people are telling me it’s not the way to look at it, I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with this,” he continued. “But the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, diagnosis confirmed by two medical institutions back on January 20th. I first realized something was wrong on my birthday weekend, January 12th.”
“There are going to be days that I’m not going to be able to be here, because I will be undergoing treatment, or I’m reacting to treatment,” Rush added.
Reiner wasn’t the only Hollywood liberal to attack Limbaugh on Tuesday night.
“I’m a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, man. Front me 50 pills?” — Rush to his Oxy dealer tomorrow,” actor Patton Oswalt tweeted.
“I’m a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, man. Front me 50 pills?” — Rush to his Oxy dealer tomorrow. #SOTU
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 5, 2020
Rush Absolutely Deserved the Award
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is given at any president’s discretion and can be given to everyone from actors to entertainers. It is not an award at the heroic military level by any means. Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan has one, for example, given by President Barack Obama. He also gave Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Medal of Freedom awards as well.
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Rush Limbaugh has been a fighter for conservatism and Donald Trump. President Trump had every right to give him this reward as he now battles a deadly disease.
Shame on Rob Reiner and anyone else who would begrudge Rush that.
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