Trump says he won’t be taking over for the ‘irreplaceable’ Rush Limbaugh

Even as tens of millions of fans mourned the death this week of conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh following his year-long battle with lung cancer, it didn’t take long for speculation to start swirling as to who might replace him on the air.

Donald Trump’s name has been floated by some for the job, but the former president has made clear that is not interested in the gig, calling Limbaugh “irreplaceable” in a Wednesday interview, as Breitbart reported.

That assessment came during one of several calls made by Trump on Wednesday to publicly mourn the loss of his personal friend and long-time supporter.

“He’d be a hard one to replace”

Pressed by Newsmax host Greg Kelly, Trump said he hadn’t even “thought about” stepping into Limbaugh’s shoes.

“Well, a lot of people are mentioning that, and no, it’s not anything I’ve thought about,” Trump told the network. “He’d be a hard one to replace… I’d say he’s irreplaceable.”

The former president continued: “You wouldn’t want to follow Rush. It’s the old story, you get somebody like that, you don’t want to follow them because some things just can’t be done. He was unique.”

Trump went on to marvel at Limbaugh’s ability to talk for hours without repeating himself or filling time with endless phone calls, a feat that made the radio host “spellbinding” to his “massive audience,” the former president said. Take a look for yourself:

Rush Limbaugh: One of a kind

Talk of Trump potentially replacing Limbaugh is actually nothing new; such an arrangement has been floated several times over the last year since the radio host first announced his terminal diagnosis.

One example of such chatter came from The Week just prior to the November 2020 election. In a brief article, the outlet noted that taking over Limbaugh’s show would be one way for Trump to stay relevant in politics despite a loss at the ballot box.

But no one could say it better than the former president himself: Limbaugh was one of a kind.

“We lost a great one today,” Trump told Newsmax on Wednesday. “Rush was just a unique character and a great friend to all of us.”

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    1. Senator Cruz: Please stay and fight just like Donald J. Trump, Jim Jordan Nunez and many others. This is what the Dems want. Don’t give in to those traitors and terrorist! We need more people like you in office!

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  2. My name is Miss Kelli Taylor and I’m Deaf. I’m extemely very, very, very, very, very, very, very disappointed that Donald Trump will not be taking over for the
    irreplaceable Rush Limbaugh. I Always WANTED TO HEAR DONALD TRUMP’S VOICE ON THE RADIO BUT NOW I GUESS I WON’T BE HEARING HIS VOICE ANY MORE. I don’t even know the address he is staying at the Mar-A-Lago in Florida
    to be able to write to Donald Trump and to Melanie Trump.

  3. Rush Limbaugh was a voice America needed and praised. I am sure there are others that can take the place of Rush Limbaugh. America has many good Conservatives that are of high value and regard. People like Judge Jeanine Piro, Tucker Carlson, Bill O’Reily are just some of the good and excellent people at the top of the list. Laura Ingram and many others are outstanding as well.

  4. Nobody can replace Rush but we need President Trump back in the White House. There are a lot of good candidates who have filled in for Rush that would make excellent radio hosts.

  5. While President Trump is a great man he is right there is no replacing of Rush. He was a great Conservative but he was also a very Intelligent man. He spoke not only from knowledge but from his heart. He knew the Disaster that are the Democraps, FAKE Republicans and RINO are for this Nation but he also knew what was WRONG with them. He knew what they were saying not only in public but what they said in the Chambers of Congress. He tracked them and made sure he was right about they were saying so when he spoke against them he was right in doing so. Now President Trump knows they are WRONG and what should be done he sometimes says the WRONG thing and that gives some a complaint against him. Rush was able to tell everyone what was WRONG about a person a d leave them with no way to HONESTLY disagree with what he said about that person. Which is why his Radio show made Meade money while NPR only wasted taxpayers money.

  6. Better yet, Mr. Trump should run for a House Seat in 2022. Get Elected
    and take over as Speakers of the House, then Impeach Biden and Harris
    becoming the President for the remaining of there term. then run for President in 2024.
    Could that be possible?

  7. I don’t see how anyone would expect President trump to take over where Rush Limbaugh left off. Two different people and I don’t thin President Trump feels it would be what he’s interested in. He needs to be up and moving all the time. President Trump is not one to sit in a chair for any length of time. He loves to be out among his followers! You cannot keep a Lion in a cage for long…….

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