RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Hell, the president even called me about this. The president checks in every now and then to see how I’m doing. He's such a nice guy. And he called. It’s uncanny. I’m -- Do I respond to him? Yeah. No, I try to reply to all of them, Dawn. I'm not going to be able to, but he calls, and yeah -- powerful, influential member of the media, folks. I have got the White House private number in my phone, so when the White House calls, it says there on my phone.
And so, invariably, it's uncanny. He calls when I am moments away from commencing a medical procedure. And I had to tell doctors, “You've got to give me a half-hour, the president's calling." “OK, we'll wait a half-hour." Then I told the White House, “Look, I've got a medical procedure in 10 minutes. Can you have the president call me back in 35?" And they did. So, he called back, and he said “Rush, I just got to tell you something. Never apologize, don't ever --" and I said, “For what?"
Well, I had no idea this thing had even bubbled up, you know? I’m doing the medical thing that I have to do here. And I wasn't even aware of this.