Rush Limbaugh was shocked at what he was hearing from Donald Trump at the GOP debate in South Carolina Saturday night.
Limbaugh told his audience, “The things that Trump said and did Saturday night came out of nowhere. They didn’t make any sense. Here we are in a Republican primary, and Donald Trump, out of the blue, starts blaming the Bush family for 9/11, for knowing that the intelligence was made up, that there never were any weapons of mass destruction, and they knew it,” Trump said.
“Michael Moore doesn’t even say that,” Limbaugh continued.
Taking issue with Trump’s claim he opposed the Iraq war from the start, Limbaugh said, “He jumped all over the Bush family and the Iraq war and claimed that he was on record way, way back as always being opposed to the Iraq war, that it was going to muddy up the Middle East and cause a quagmire. Nobody can find any record of Trump having opposed the Iraq war in 2001, 2002. They asked him about that, and he said, ‘I wasn’t a politician back then, so the things I was saying weren’t getting noted like they would be had I been a politician, but I said it.'”
Going further, Limbaugh continued, “On the stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump defended Planned Parenthood. Not the abortion stuff, he said, but the fact that they do great things for women’s health. Folks, there were a number of occasions where Donald Trump sounded like the Daily Kos blog, where Donald Trump sounded like the Democrat Underground, sounded like any average host on MSNBC.”
Rush wasn’t willing to go so far as to say these things are what Trump believes, he views it more as a strategy by the billionaire businessman. “I think Trump strategically was making a move on independents and Democrats in South Carolina since it’s open,” he said. “And I think that he wants to wrap this up ASAP. I think he wants a blow ’em out, going-away win in South Carolina. I think he just wants to wrap this up. I think he thinks he can.”
The host posited later, “It’s possible that if Trump gets the nomination, that New York could be in play. I mean, it’s unlikely. Pennsylvania could be in play. Wisconsin could be in play. Michigan could be in play. If any of these things happen, do you realize what happens to the Democrat coalition, if any of these states which are automatically deadlocked blue, end up going Republican for Trump, and even if before the election the polling indicates that this is happening, and I think that there are a lot of people who think this could happen anyway regardless what happens Saturday night, that the electoral map could be blown.”
Speculating as to what this will mean in a GOP primary, Limbaugh speculated, “I think this is part of Trump’s strategy, actually. We’ll see if it pays off. If he loses ground, then that changes the dynamic. That means there’s gonna be more volcanic eruptions down the road like we haven’t seen yet.”