Right-wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh admitted on-air Thursday that Donald Trump got in touch with him personally to reiterate that he planned to shut the government down if he doesn’t receive funding for his US-Mexico border wall.
“I just received clearance –the president has gotten word to me that he is either getting funding for the border or he is shutting the whole thing down,” Limbaugh said on Thursday afternoon.
He acknowledged that he’d been alluding to the interaction earlier in the show but could not do so because he didn’t have “clearance” to share the knowledge.
The exchange was first flagged on Twitter by radio host Chris Stigall, and Politico‘s Eliana Johnson noted that the comment came after Limbaugh told his audience that Democrats were “dancing” on Trump’s “grave” when it was believed that the government would remain funded through February without the wall funding.
After Rush said on his show: "They just broke Trump! Trump’s finished. They’re dancing on the grave already. They’re celebrating." https://t.co/rUPexjTP02
— Eliana Johnson (@elianayjohnson) December 20, 2018
Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action
Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.
Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.
Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.
Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East
The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.
Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.
The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.
‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’
The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."
Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.
"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"
"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.