On his Monday program, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh mocked former President Bill Clinton after his defense of the Clinton Foundation’s practices, which have come under increased scrutiny lately.
Clinton told NBC News in an interview that there has been “a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down,” adding that “no new fact” is known now that wasn’t known in 2008 when she ran for president. The former president also added, much to Limbaugh’s delight, that he asked Hillary about the rumblings, to which she said “you know, no one’s ever tried to influence me by helping you.
“So now the donors are receiving the same scrutiny the Clintons are getting,” Limbaugh started. “The donors now are being scrutinized. It’s almost like they’re cockroaches under the sink and you got your flashlight out trying to find ’em so you can wipe ’em out but you can’t. Cockroaches survive everything. But they’re scattering. So Clinton surfaces and does an interview on NBC News with Cynthia McFadden. He decried what he saw as a concerted effort to take down his foundation and said he had done nothing ‘knowingly inappropriate.'”
Limbaugh then played part of Clinton’s interview for his audience to hear.
“I don’t think there’s anything sinister in trying to get wealthy people and countries that are seriously involved in development to spend their money wisely in a way that helps poor people and lifts them up,” Clinton told NBC. “There has been a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down, and there’s almost no new fact known now that was known when she ran for president the first time. I don’t want to get into the weeds, here. I’m not responsible for anybody else’s perception. I asked Hillary about this and she said, ‘you know, no one’s ever tried to influence me by helping you.’ No one has even suggested they have a shred of evidence to that effect.”
“Are you kidding me?! He actually said that? He actually said, ‘I asked Hillary about this,’ as though he had to ask her?” Limbaugh said, laughing before launching into his imitation of the former president.
“I asked Hillary about this, and she said, ‘You know, no one’s ever tried to influence me by helping’,” Limbaugh said imitating Clinton, before adding “Well, that’s comforting to know.”
“You know, I was so worried about people buying influence with us — you know, ’cause she’s secretary of state,” Limbaugh continued with his impression. “I knew how it could look. I asked Hillary, I asked her about this, and she told me not to worry. She said that no one has ever tried to influence her by helping me. So there’s nothing to see here.”
“Really? This is too good for words,” Limbaugh said in conclusion. “This is fabulous!”