President Donald Trump’s first full cabinet meeting on Monday wasn’t received too well by left-wing media outlets and progressive pundits who wasted no time in mocking cabinet members; calling them “sycophantic” and “obsequious” for praising the president and standing firmly by his side. However, as Rush Limbaugh noted in his radio show on Tuesday, progressives and left-wing pundits are actually devastated by how “authentic” and “genuine” Trump’s cabinet is.
“The Democrats think the Trump cabinet meeting was scripted, it was planned, probably rehearsed,” Limbaugh observed. “If you watch it, it was genuine, it was legitimate, it was improv, it was ad-lib. There were not people reading scripts. The laughter was genuine. You can’t fake that.”
“One other observation I made on the media reaction to the Trump cabinet meeting yesterday,” he said. “I think — and I’ve touched on this in an ancillary way, but I want to double back here and zero in on this. I think these people in the media — and, of course, their accomplices in the Democrat Party — when they hear Donald Trump addressed with respect by people that they don’t consider to be Trump-like.”
“I mean, some of the people in the cabinet Democrats have previously associated with them, respected them,” he explained. “Like Rex Tillerson, Rick Perry. There’s any number of Trump cabinet members that the Democrats and the media have long found okay. But to hear them addressing Trump with such respect, the same kind of respect they gave Obama (very, very important), I think it just shattered them. It is so far out of their experience.”
“The media immediately thought that they were looking at Jim Jones and the cult or at North Korea,” he continued, “because they can’t fathom anybody respecting Trump. It just doesn’t compute. They don’t.”
“It’s kind of like Jimmy Carter’s reaction to the Nixon funeral,” he added, “when he heard all of these people just praising Richard Nixon. Carter didn’t understand it! Neither did his wife, Rosalyn. I think it sent them for a loop yesterday.”
“All they know is vicious hatred,” Limbaugh concluded. “They’re swimming in it, and to see Trump respected and treated with respect the way they treated Obama? I think it sent them in an all-new downward spiral.”
In the cabinet meeting, Trump went on to praise himself and his achievements as the president, saying, “Never has there been a president….with few exceptions…who’s passed more legislation, who’s done more things than I have.”