President Trump broke his silence Wednesday to pay tribute to a giant of conservatism, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh passed away from complications of cancer at age 70.
Trump appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to reminisce about Rush’s career achievements.
Trump reflected on his decision to award Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union Address in February 2020, just days after the conservative icon announced his Stage IV lung cancer diagnosis.
“It was an idea that we had that a lot of people suggested to me, frankly, a lot of great people of our country, largely Republican,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “It was an amazing night because the Republicans went wild and the Democrats sat there, but they all respected Rush.”
“He could just talk for three hours, no phone calls, no anything, just talk and everybody found it spellbinding,” Trump recollected, calling their short friendship “an honor.”
Watch the moment here.