The president's private defense attorney praised Rush Limbaugh on Monday after the controversial right-wing radio host announced he has advanced lung cancer.
"Rush Limbaugh was the innovator who spoke for the Americans ignored and disrespected by the elites," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tweeted. "He’s done it with powerful rational argument and a truly great sense of humor."
"America needs Rush," Giuliani argued.
That point was questioned by many arguing the country would be better without the toxic mix of far-right politics, insults and conspiracy theories that have defined Limbaugh's career.
Here's some of what people were saying:
@RudyGiuliani I plan to show Rush Limbaugh the same care and concern he showed Michael J Fox!!— Biden beat Trump like a drum!!! (@Biden beat Trump like a drum!!!)1580782287.0
@RudyGiuliani We’re better off without him. The sooner the better. It’s God at work!— Mike W 🇺🇸 (@Mike W 🇺🇸)1580782225.0
@RudyGiuliani He destroyed this country.— Winston Smith (@Winston Smith)1580782344.0
@RudyGiuliani Second box of wine, there, rudy ?— Undersea World (@Undersea World)1580782317.0
@RudyGiuliani Dude! You need some new friends. Preferably non criminals?— Pat Mercedes (@Pat Mercedes)1580782321.0
@RudyGiuliani He better hope insurance doesn’t care about pre-existing conditions...— Steven Stern (@Steven Stern)1580782516.0
@geofficient @RudyGiuliani Best tweet on this I’ve seen. Thank you.— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1580782982.0
@RudyGiuliani Give up the cigars Rudy!— Sandy Beach (@Sandy Beach)1580782224.0
Rush Limbaugh is one of the most divisive, corrosive forces in America. But, yeah Rudy, America needs Rush.… https://t.co/b9qlkuYNwf— sandrea o'shea (@sandrea o'shea)1580786583.0
"elites" "Rush Limbaugh’s house in Palm Beach, FL is where the conservative radio talk show host broadcasts his sh… https://t.co/RFWYYTxS7H— 👻 Ghost of Christmas 1982 👻 (@👻 Ghost of Christmas 1982 👻)1580785474.0
"The Elites" https://t.co/PAO0UlETka https://t.co/m1HrtffreC— Bad Fox Graphics (@Bad Fox Graphics)1580784128.0