Rush Limbaugh floats conspiracy theory: New coronavirus cases “are being reported in states that Trump needs to win”

Limbaugh says “panic-demic” is really “about getting rid of Trump”

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Citation From the July 13, 2020, edition of Premiere Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST) Are you telling me that 15,299 cases — a record number of cases in one day anywhere at any time, yesterday in Florida, has resulted in a grand total of 130 new patients? That’s less than two-and-a-half percent of the number. Less than two-and-a-half percent of the number of new cases are in the hospital, statewide, intensive care unit beds.

There were 45 deaths in Florida on Sunday, in a state with 20 million people. And we are now rocking and rolling on this panic-demic. It is exactly as I have been warning everybody. These new cases, record number of new cases — and notice that they are being reported in states that Trump needs to win.

And they are being reported as though the number of cases is essentially deaths. This is what they want you to conclude. Nobody is telling you how many of the 15,299 are in the hospital. Nobody’s telling you how many of the 15,299 are symptomatic. Nobody’s telling you how many of the 15,299 even know. And they’re not telling you how they get the number, but the vast majority of it is from positive tests.

In hard-hit Houston, two top Democrat officials “have called for Houston to lock back down, as area hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of sick patients. In Florida, where parts of Walt Disney World reopened on Saturday, 15,299 people tested positive, a total of 269,811 cases, and 45” — oh, they did report, 45 deaths — “according to the State Department of Health Stats reported on Sunday. California had the previous record of daily positive tests. That was 11,694, set last Wednesday.” So they did report, 45 deaths, in a state of 20 million people.

My friends, that's — you know, as it goes, one death is too many, but we’re talking about death statistics here that come in way under the flu or automobile accidents or any number of things. All this stuff is being used to try to persuade you that it would be a disaster to send your kids back to school.

And I’ll tell you, I just want to remind you, we said once the Democrats started pushing for massive testing, the intended purpose is to use the increase in positive results from increased testing to push the country toward locking down again.

And they’re doing that to stifle the economy, and any kind of recovery that might occur, because it’s all about one thing. Everything is about one thing. It is what it is. One of my all-time favorite philosophies, it’s undeniable, it is what it is. It isn’t about anything else, and it’s about getting rid of Trump, and it’s about convincing the 63 to 65 million people who voted for him not to do it again.