Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that Donald Trump is “not a conservative” when compared with former President Ronald Reagan.
Limbaugh explained, that “compared to Reagan, Trump is not a conservative, and the bulk of Trump’s support is not the Republican base.”
“As we mentioned yesterday, if you look at the demographics, at least as expressed polling data, the bulk of Trump support is what we all have been led to believe the Republican Party wants: blue-collar people, moderates and independents,” suggested Limbaugh. “I mean there’s the fact that they don’t control Trump, and the real thing is they don’t have any money invested, and as such they have no say-so over what he does at all.”
Limbaugh claimed, “There’s a genuine adversarial relationship. It isn’t new, folks, but it keeps intensified. I mean, the adversarial relationship was plain as day back in the in the ’70s when Reagan was attempting to become the Republican nominee, and the establishment Republicans of that day had similar animus to Reagan, and they did their best to discredit Reagan with his supporters.” (RELATED: Trump Fires Warning Shot At RNC: ‘That Wasn’t The Deal!’)
“Back in the day they joined a bunch of Democrats in the media trying to portray Reagan as dangerous with his finger poised to the nuclear weapons button, the launch button,” insisted Limbaugh. “And I think it is becoming more and more irrational.”