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Trump tells Limbaugh during his 30th anniversary show what he’s REALLY thinking about a government shutdown

(National SentinelHappy Anniversary: Talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh received a fantastic ‘gift’ during his daily program this morning: A phone call from POTUS Donald Trump.

Limbaugh was celebrating 30 years on the air during today’s show and said he had asked his staff not to do anything special but that he was “ready for the unexpected.”

Or so he thought.

POTUS joined the program to congratulate Limbaugh, whose work he called “important” for the country in a “cutthroat business.”

But the president went onto discuss other pressing political issues, namely his threat earlier this week to allow the government to be shut down if Congress once again refuses to give him funding for his promised border wall, The Daily Caller reported.

Referencing the president’s earlier pledge to let the government shut down, Limbaugh said, “Here you are, suggesting that you’d be willing, to maybe, you talk about shutting down the government if that’s what it took to get this wall built




“I saw a couple consultants say, no need to mention their names–they’re Washington DC professionals– they say that you need to drop this immigration stuff. You’re cruising for defeat…You need to pivot back onto the economy.”

“Well, I’ve heard them–probably different people than you– but I’ve seen a lot of people saying ‘oh don’t do it before the election you’ll upset the apple cart’ and because we’re doing so well economically, we should do well and the polls are ok,” Trump said.

Limbaugh noted that Trump’s endorsements were really helping local candidates for various congressional and gubernatorial races, then he pivoted back to the timing of a government shutdown.

“I have to say that I’ve heard this theory. I happen to think it’s a good thing politically. I’m not doing it for politics. I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do. There are many people within our party…they’d rather do it after. They don’t agree on doing it before, and I accept their opinion, but I happen to think it’d be a good thing to do before,” the president said.

“I actually think we’d get more and there’d be more pressure on the other side. We’re doing it because the Democrats are not giving us the votes. I will say, though, a lot of good people would ask me in the nicest of ways ‘could we do it after the election?’” he added.

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Thus far POTUS Trump has had very good instincts for a political novice. Republicans would do well to begin trusting them more often.


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Fon Drees

He is right. Rhinos have already out daxa fix in bill and Aslun for everyone.oresident will have no leverage for walk. If he waits

Dylan Casa del Lobos
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Dylan Casa del Lobos

It was heart-warming to see Rush so happy!

Joe Gatliff
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Joe Gatliff

These 2 guys are true American patriots. I firmly believe each one has the utmost respect for the average American citizen and want to make the USA a better place.

Burning Armpit
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I would do it before. The majority of Americans are behind him and it would be the only way to make RINOs who wish to stay in office feel the heat. And they need lots of heat underneath them.

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Show me in Missouri

No question, a big decision to make. I think it will come down to the last vote drama, like the vote for Obamacare, went down to the one vote remaining, McCain. Didn’t turn out well for the President, but then again, maybe it led to the income tax reform and getting rid of the individual mandate, which was really what the core of Obamacare was about, and what Chief Justice wrote or rewrote the law to be a “tax”, rather than a “penalty”. I think legislators, perhaps Democratic and Koch brother Republicans would being showing their hand on immigration before… Read more »

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