Trump retreats further into his bubble

It appears that Trump is going to guest host conservative talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh’s show on Friday at noon (US Eastern time). I have never listened to the show but as I understand it, it lasts three hours and consists of Limbaugh bloviating about any and all topics without any people calling in but having guests on. Limbaugh will also be there along with a bunch of Trump sycophants.

This is the format Trump loves best, being allowed to talk at length without being challenged and with constant fawning praise. Let’s see what abominations emerge from this love fest.

Listeners have been told they can submit questions to Trump but how that will work is not clear. It is obvious that the questions will be screened before being given to Trump so we can expect questions like, “How did you become such an amazing human being?”

The show reportedly has a listenership of about 15 million. I will not be one of them.


  1. birgerjohansson says

    Unrelated but fun: Trump is upset the Peace Prize bypassed him and went to an organisation that is merely addressing things like “hunger” and “war-torn countries”.
    This is admittedly better than when Obama got the prize just for not being George Bush.

  2. Reginald Selkirk says

    I expect it will be entertaining, in a dumpster fire sort of way.
    Trump calls for political opponents to be indicted

    In his first extended public comments since learning he had the virus last week, Trump balked at participating in holding the next debate with his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, remotely for health reasons and called Sen. Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, a “monster” and a “communist.”
    The president castigated his own team as well, declaring that Attorney General William Barr would go down in history “as a very sad, sad situation” if he does not indict Democrats like Biden and former President Barack Obama. He complained that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not released Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, saying, “I’m not happy about him for that reason.” And he targeted Christopher Wray, the FBI director. “He’s been disappointing,” Trump said.

  3. says

    The show reportedly has a listenership of about 15 million.

    That 15 million is a weekly number and if you happen to listen to five minutes while you’re in your car you can be counted among those 15 million. Listenership is a very iffy “science” designed for the sole purpose of enticing advertising dollars.

    I’ve often asked the question of people who like Limbaugh: “Who is available to listen to the radio for three hours in the early afternoon during the workweek?” When you answer that question you get a really good idea of who’s listening to Rush.

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