Rush Limbaugh says it surprised him that Donald Trump endorsed ethanol subsidies because it “reeks of political insiderism.”
Wednesday, during “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” Limbaugh lampooned Trump’s speech to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association saying, “This is how insiders look at it: you have to go buy votes. And that’s what supporting King Corn in Iowa is all about.”
Limbaugh said that he was surprised that Trump favors ethanol subsidies “given [that] Trump is rewriting the manual on how to be an outsider and how to avoid all of the traps that you get into if you are going to play the game of politics the way that the insiders play it.”
“I was shocked to see him go all in on the ethanol subsidy. I mean, that reeks of political insiderism,” Limbaugh insisted.
“On the other hand, I understand it’s the Hawkeye Cauci, it’s the first in these whole series of caucuses and primaries and he’s nip and tuck with [Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]] and wants to win it. And this is what you have to do. But that’s the point. This is how insiders look at it: you have to go buy votes. And that’s what supporting King Corn in Iowa is all about.”
“Cruz, for his part got into a little bit of trouble because they [the media] misreported that he also was on board, but he said, ‘No, no, no, no, no, I want to phase it out in five years. I want to get rid of it. We can’t get rid of it overnight but I want to get rid of it. So both candidates are on board with the ethanol subsidies. Cruz for his part supports publicly letting it fade away in five years. So but, these are just thoughts that I have that I’m sharing with you. Don’t attach anymore to it,” Limbaugh said.