Rush Limbaugh: “The sad thing” about photo of drowned migrants is it's “made to order for [Democratic] presidential candidates”

From the June 26 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show

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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): So the Democrats think they've got their silver bullet now. They think they've got it. This photo -- I'm sure you have seen it -- of a man and daughter face down in the river. The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, Monday. The Democrats are flashing this picture all over everywhere, the drive-by media flashing this picture all over everywhere, this is the starving kids of 1995. This is the “Republicans hate children,” this is the “Republicans starve children,” this is “Trump immigration policies are killimg people” all over left and right. 


Donald Trump is not killing anybody. Donald Trump is trying to come up with policies that would stop all of this. It's the Democrat Party and the world wide left encouraging this, encouraging these caravans, encouraging people in these Central American countries to send their kids and themselves on this nation-wide trek all the way up through Mexico to get to the Untied States under this bogus asylum-seeking policy. Donald Trump's not responsible for anybody dying and Donald Trump's not responsible for detention centers. 


I'm not going to show you this picture because I'm not falling for this. I'm not going to start wringing my hands, “Oh my God, what are we going to do. Oh, this is horrible,” because this is not the fault of conservatism or the Republicans or anybody else. This happened on the Mexico side, this happened -- you know, it's amazing that more people are not suffering severe injuries and so forth with this trek. It's the Democrat Party and the world wide left that is encouraging people to do this. And the sad thing is, this photo is made to order for their presidential candidates. The sad thing is, these are the people that want to try to capitalize on this. 


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