Rush Limbaugh: "We're in the midst of a silent coup" by the GOP establishment to try "to take this president out"
Limbaugh: "The fight is Donald Trump and his cadre ... versus the Washington establishment. It has always been that and nothing more."
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From the July 18 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Since the moment Donald Trump was elected, you could see that the establishment began to circle the wagons and there was no way this guy was going to be allowed to triumph on anything. There was no way that this establishment was going to permit an outsider to come in and clean house and show how Washington can work and blow their cover for the last how many decades. Now, don't misunderstand. I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm saying they weren't going to help this along. They were not going to contribute. They were not going to make this easy for Trump.
It has never been about Trump unifying the Republican party in order to beat the Democrats. And that's been the mistake. That's not the fight here. The fight is Donald Trump and his cadre and you, the Trump base, versus the Washington establishment. It has always been that and nothing more.
We're in the midst of a silent coup. These people are trying to take this president out. And everybody understands that. So why in that circumstance do you think that the same people trying to destroy Donald Trump are going to help him get rid of Obamacare? Are going to help him reform the tax code? They're not. They are going to have to be defeated, not worked with. There isn't any cooperation.