Even Rush Limbaugh thinks Trump is acting like a dictator

Rush Limbaugh took an rare detour back to the highway of reality on his radio show this Wednesday, expressing doubt about President Trump’s rhetoric regarding the NFL protests.

Limbaugh didn’t back off his dislike for the protests, but he felt compelled to say Trump’s attacks on players who “take a knee” during the National Anthem cross a line.

“Trump is in the right, don’t misunderstand,” Limbaugh said on his show. “But no president should have dictatorial power over individual behavior.”


“A president should not be able to tell the owners of a business how their employees are gonna act and what they’re gonna swear allegiance to and all that,” he continued. “That’s up to the owners to do, and it’s up to the owners to come up with a system of punishment if their employees violate company policy, like it is in any other business.”

Although Limbaugh clarified that he thought Trump’s motives are “pure,” he added that he doesn’t think it’s “useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must. That scares hell out of me.”

“We don’t want the president being able to demand anybody that he’s unhappy with behave in a way he requires,” Limbaugh said.

“That’s scary to me, even if the president’s somebody I happen to like.”

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.