(PatrioticPost.Com)- Legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, invited President Donald Trump to guest host his radio show recently, suggesting the president was the only person who could fill his shoes.
Limbaugh made the comments on Wednesday following a report from the New York Times that said the president previously passed on the idea of hosting a call-in radio show because he didn’t want to compete with Limbaugh.
According to the Times, the president previously planned to host a show of his own from the White House during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump planned to take live call-ins as far back as early March. The idea was, reportedly, to give the president an opportunity to “quell Americans’ fears and answer their questions about the pandemic directly.”
As the coronavirus crisis unfolded, President Trump proposed doing a daily radio show. One thing stopped him: He didn’t want to compete with Rush Limbaugh. https://t.co/2OIByL5QyR
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2020
Seeing the report, Limbaugh said during an episode of his show, “I think there’d be nobody better to fill my shoes than Donald Trump. I’ve often said nobody could, but if anybody could, it would be him.”
Limbaugh said the president could host his show “anytime” he liked.
“I won’t even be…If he wants to host it himself, he can do it. If he wants to do it for two hours, that’s what he said. If he wants to talk to you for two hours, he’s welcome to come here and do it any time,” he said. At the same time, we would combine it with an audition. We could look at it as an audition as well,” Limbaugh joked.
The New York Times reported that, if it weren’t for the risk of encroaching onto Rush Limbaugh’s territory, the president would have stuck to the abandoned plan. Trump has still, however, managed to keep the people informed about the spread of the virus by addressing the media in the White House Press Briefing Room every single day.
President Trump and Rush Limbaugh are close. Following his cancer diagnosis, Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom. First Lady Melania Trump awarded him the high honor during the State of the Union Address at the beginning of the year.