From the January 29 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: According to the foreign correspondent at ABC, Terry Moran, I am Trump. Trump is simply following the lead of your host, Rush Limbaugh. Blustering braggadocio. Gleeful political incorrectness. And of course, prized rudeness. There's no rudeness on this program, I'm the politest host -- rude. You know, a liberal thinks you're rude when you criticize them. A liberal thinks you are rude if you tell jokes about them. You are not supposed to laugh at liberals, you are certainly not supposed to tell jokes about them. And if you know what's good for you, you won't even criticize them. That's all considered to be rude. But, aside from that, if this guy Moran thinks this, then I will guarantee you a whole lot of other American drive-by media people are talking and chatting about this amongst themselves. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know, Trump, this is what Limbaugh has been doing for over a generation, 27 years. Gets on air, brags about his himself, greatest this, biggest that. Sits up there, criticizes us, makes fun of us, tells jokes about minorities and so forth. Yeah, this guy's rude, man, he just paved the way for Trump. Trump sees what's going on, sees how successful, and taps right into it.” So one of these kind of little innocuous sound bites, it was 29 seconds, gives a very sizable indication of what these people, trying to figure out the Trump phenomenon, ascribe it to. Of course they miss it totally. They haven't the slightest idea. And remember, they're the smart ones in their minds, they're the ones with depth and nuance, and they haven't the slightest idea what the Trump campaign or ascendency means.