Sean Hannity Interviews VP Pence On Health Care: “An Opportune Moment To Make HISTORY”


LIMBAUGH: In HBO’s ‘Confederate’ The ‘Slave Owners’ Had Better Be DEMOCRATS

RUSH: I spent the break here doing a little bit more examination of some of the reaction to this HBO upcoming show, Confederate. You know what the biggest backlash is? That’s right. The biggest backlash is from blacks who are ticked off that the people doing this are white! Of all the Twitter backlash, all of the Facebook whatever, wherever you go to find this on social media, you’ll find that the largest push-back on this is from people who claim to be African-American livid that a couple of white guys are helming this thing.

Now, if I may, you African-Americans, what makes you think you’re in charge anyway? The Democrat Party’s white guys run everything that you supposedly are interested in. You have ceded your interests to the Democrat Party, which is run by a bunch of white people! That’s why I say, if they’re gonna do a movie on slavery the slave owners in this movie had better be Democrats because that’s who they were.

I think this is great, the backlash against this from African-Americans ticked off that white guys are doing it. White liberals are the biggest know-it-alls on the face of the earth. White liberals are trying to dictate to everybody what they should think every day. Why are you frowning at me? What don’t you understand? (laughing) They don’t have the power to write their own. That’s the point. HBO doesn’t have anybody to turn to but a couple liberal white guys to do this.

Now, you might say, if this premise exists, why don’t it originate in the African-American community with African-American producers, writers, directors? I couldn’t tell you. I’m just telling you — (interruption) Tyler Perry? Tyler Perry? Well, I know, but he doesn’t do that stuff. Tyler Perry, look, I may be out of my bailiwick, doesn’t he do horror movies? Well, who am I thinking of?

Well, anyway, I know they’re out there, but don’t make me say this. This so obviously — (interruption) The mockumentary that was made. I know, look, the white liberal establishment will let them do things like The Butler and will let them do things like those other — but when it comes to a concept this big, they’re not gonna surrender this. The white liberal head honchos are gonna take total control of this thing.

You want to go make The Butler, you want to cast Oprah in a movie, fine, here’s the money, go do it. But when it comes to something big and important like this, we’ll cast you, and we may give you director credit now and then, but we’re running the show. It’s just like white liberalism everywhere. This is not hard to understand. It may be tough to admit, but it’s not hard to understand.


RUSH: Trump Supporters Want Press Secretary That SNL Can’t Make Fun Of

RUSH: There’s a press briefing scheduled to have happened 10 minutes ago. It hasn’t started yet. The Drive-Bys with waiting with bated breath to see who comes out and who does the briefing. Will it be Scaramucci and will Scaramucci be combative? Will Scaramucci tell the press corps to go to hell? Something like that. It won’t be Scaramucci. It will probably be Sarah Sanders, whoever. But the point is, this is a great illustration, because I would be very confident in saying that well over 75% of the American public doesn’t care.

It’s not something controversial to them. It’s not troubling to them. It doesn’t indicate anything’s wrong. They’re not panicked about it. They’re not worried about it. Including Trump’s supporters. In fact, if I had to wager I’d say a majority of Trump supporters are happy about it. Nothing against Spicer, but Trump supporters want people that can be able to speak for Trump — proudly, unabashedly — and Trump supporters don’t… (sigh) Well, I’ll stop. I’m not dumping on Spicer. I like Spicer a lot, and I don’t want anything I’m saying to be construed as dumping on Spicer. (interruption)

So now you want to know what I was gonna say, huh? Let me try it this way. I just… (interruption) Look, you know me. I just tell you what I think, if it’s problematic (audio glitch). I think your average Trump supporter wants a press secretary Saturday Night Live cannot make fun of, lampoon, discredit, and all that. Am I wrong about that? (interruption) You mean Trump supporters don’t know what Saturday Night Live does? (interruption) So it’s not…? (interruption) Okay. So I’m wrong about that.

Trump supporters do not care that Saturday Night Live makes fun of Trump and Trump people because it’s always gonna…? (interruption) Okay. Well, bottom line is… (interruption) the bottom line is that whatever they think — and I could very well be wrong. They’re not thinking it’s deeply meaningful. (interruption) They are not waiting with… (interruption) Who wants to clean the president’s clock? (interruption) Right. That’s… (interruption) That’s… (interruption) Okay, that’s another way of saying it.

Trump supporters want a press secretary that’s gonna take it right back to the press and send them out of that room on their tails every day. If that’s what they get, they’ll be happy with it.





RUSH: I’ll tell you what I think. Off the top of my head, instinctive, first reaction, Scaramucci is not an insider. Scaramucci does not come from the GOP. Spicer did. This is not accusatory. I’m simply being descriptive. Spicer came from the inside, GOP spokesman PR, GOP, RNC, what have you.

Scaramucci, he’s a Trumper. He’s from outside. He’s a battler. He’s a fighter. I think Trump has tried to work with the Republican Party by meeting them halfway within their universe and is discovering that it isn’t working. So I think he’s gonna go get friends of his from the outside as often and as many places as he can. That’s my instinctive, first reaction here.



RUSH: Trump Supporters Want Press Secretary That SNL Can’t Make Fun Of

LIMBAUGH: Trump Is Sending Signal To AG Sessions That He Wants Him To RESIGN

RUSH: President Trump sat for an interview with the New York Times. They put the audio of it on their website. There were three reporters, among them Maggie Haberman, who used to be a Politico. The reporters were all shocked at how engaged Trump was, how upbeat he was, how happy he seemed. Ivanka, as I say, brought in his granddaughter, six years old. He proudly asked her to show the reporters how she can speak Chinese, which she did. But he unloaded in this interview on Jeff Sessions.

THE PRESIDENT: Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job I would have said, “Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not gonna take you.” It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president. So he recuses himself. I then end up with a second man who’s a deputy.

RUSH: And he doesn’t particularly like that guy. But the Sessions recusal was kind of shocking. I remember when it happened, and I said why? All because of Al Franken questioning during confirmation hearings? I said, “This doesn’t make any sense.” Trump’s attitude was that if Sessions hadn’t recused there would be Mueller. We would have a special counsel. But since Sessions recused, that meant that there was no Trump ally who could stand in the way of the appointment of the special counsel, which is unnecessary. I must admit I was perplexed.

But I tell you also what I thought. I thought when I saw this last night, and I read it, I didn’t hear the audio until just now. I read this last night, and I said, “He’s sending a signal to Sessions he wants him to resign.” He doesn’t want to fire him. Sessions was one of Trump’s earliest supporters. He’s kind of like Mike Flynn in this regard. Sessions was early with Trump, and it was about immigration, it was about the wall.

I’m not sure how many of you remember, but Jeff Sessions was one of the first mainstream Republicans in the United States Senate who went all-in with Trump. He went to rallies, and Trump was proud to stand next to him and pointed him out whenever he was at a rally, brought him up on stage, let it be known that he was being considered for attorney general. Trump loved him! He was Trump when it came to the issue of immigration and law and order.

And this recusal just blindsided him. I’ll tell you why. I think Trump believed, since Sessions was so willing in the Senate to go against amnesty and to go against comprehensive immigration reform, I am convinced that Trump thought that Sessions was a fighter just like Trump sees himself. And then when Sessions recused, Trump was surprised.

So this was, I think, an invitation to resign last night. Sessions came out today and says no way, I love this job, I’m very tuned to it, I want to serve my country, and I’m gonna continue to do this as long as it’s appropriate. So he sent the message back that if you don’t like me here you’re gonna have to fire me ’cause I’m not gonna resign.

I got notes last night from people. “Do you believe Trump would do this? Do you believe Trump would shame his own attorney general like this?” And I said, “It doesn’t surprise me. This is not the first time Trump has done things like this. Won’t be the last time, whether in the political realm or not.” But he clearly has been carrying this around for a long time.