Rush Limbaugh: Democrats want Trump to stop rallies because Democratic voters are attending -- not because of coronavirus

Limbaugh also expresses shock and disbelief at idea that “these rallies are done for the psychological health of Donald Trump”

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Citation From the March 9, 2020, edition of Premiere Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Democrats out the wazoo are showing up at Trump rallies. This is why they want these rallies stopped. This is why -- it’s not because of public safety, not because of public health. These people -- because as you point out, they’re not making an effort to shut down every other opportunity for people to congregate.

CALLER: Right. So it makes no sense.

LIMBAUGH: No, it makes perfect sense.

CALLER: I just think the majority of people -- I mean, granted their base won’t, but the majority of people can see through that.

LIMBAUGH: Yeah. No, but it makes perfect sense from their standpoint. If you can’t beat Trump and if you want to stop the appearance of excitement about the Trump campaign, then stop the rallies. And if you’re really worried that so many people attending rallies are actually Democrats, then you’ve really gotta shut ’em down.

LIMBAUGH: They don’t get this at all. You know, folks, I sit here literally -- I have now for four years -- in stunned amazement over the inability of the Democrats to understand these rallies. And this comment from Rahm Emanuel informs me of just how ignorant about this they are, and it’s worse than I thought.

These guys actually think these rallies are done for the psychological health of Donald Trump? That’s what they think? And that if these relies ceased, that somehow Donald Trump’s psychological health would plummet because Donald Trump cannot survive without a daily display of thousands of people showing him how much they love and adore him?

This is truly -- these are political professionals whose job it is to try to figure out why their opponents are beating them and to figure out ways to stop that and to beat their opponents, and these people -- folks, it’s stunning how far off the mark they remain when it comes to understanding Donald Trump and you, his supporters.