RUSH: If I had found myself in that interview last night, and everything happened exactly as it had happened, and Newt had asked her to say the words “Bill Clinton, sexual predator,” and she came back and said, “Well, he’s not on the ballot, and we’ve covered that story, sir,” I would have said, “The woman who is on the ballot enabled her husband as a sexual predator. And that is much more important that what Bill Clinton did at this moment in time.
“Yeah, Clinton’s not on the ballot. He’s gonna end up back in the White House if she wins, and therefore the place is going to be subject to the same kind of corruption, except over on the East Wing where the vice president’s office complex happens to be, but that’s not the point.” If these people in the media want to keep bringing up Trump and sexual predation — if they want to keep bringing up the fact that women are not safe because of Donald Trump — well, then neither are they if Hillary Clinton’s around, because Hillary Clinton enabled her husband. Hillary Clinton defended her husband.
Hillary Clinton then searched and destroyed the women who came forward to accuse her husband. And the women who were on the verge of coming forward to accuse her husband were threatened and intimidated with all kinds of horrible things awaiting them if they did it. We even have on tape Stephanopoulos talking to one of them about her “future,” what it would be. He was talking to her and giving her her choices. The woman on the ballot for the Democrat side is just as guilty because when her husband was engaged in this kind of predation and disrespectful treatment of women, she enabled it.
She made it happen. She made it possible for him to continue doing this. That’s the story here, if you ask me, because Hillary is on the ballot. The media is not going to change the way it talks about Bill Clinton. It just isn’t gonna happen. And even if they did, it’s not a game-changer. It would satisfy some of us who are sick and tired of the Clintons getting away with everything for 25 years, but it’s not gonna change anything. But what could change something, since women seem to be the focus of this…
RUSH: All right, now, look, I know that everybody was — I don’t know if they still are, probably are, still talking about the exchange on the Fox News Channel last night between, in this corner Mr. Newt, the Newtster, Newt Gingrich, and over here Megyn Kelly of the GQ spread of some years ago and the first Trump debate question last year in Cleveland. And it was fireworks.
You know what’s amazing about this, among many other things. You know, I’m a broadcaster, folks. Broadcaster first, second, third, fourth, fifth, first and last I’m a broadcaster. Whatever else I am comes the in the middle. So I watch broadcasting as a business enterprise inasmuch as I watch it for content and so forth. I saw something today that interests me. It may not interest anybody else. But I got in here at my usual time, sat down and began the routine to begin the concentrated portion of show prep time, which includes glancing at the TV monitors.
CNN did a full 20 minutes on this. CNN had a roundtable discussion with videotape of their competitor, a competitor to whom they are losing big time. They spent 20 minutes essentially promoting Megyn Kelly and Fox News right there on CNN. There is no way even today would I ever even acknowledge competitors exist, much less give them a half hour on this program. I don’t care what happened on said competitor’s program, I wouldn’t do it.
But they did. And I’m telling you, it is telling, the fact that they did it and had no problem doing it. They decided that promoting and calling attention to what they greatly approved of, they thought it was great what happened on Fox last night. CNN airs it and is begging people to leave CNN and go watch Fox now. That’s the upshot of this. But they didn’t care. And the reason they didn’t care is because they thought that Newt Gingrich got his head handed to him last night, and by extension they thought Donald Trump got his head handed to him by extension, and then they thought Rudy got his head handed to him by extension.
RUSH: But the other thing that I found fascinating here, I mentioned to him twice that a lot of people think he should stay focused on substance and instead he answers all of this criticism.
No matter what it is, he will go off message and answer. Did you hear what he said? This should tell you people a lot. He admitted that his advisers are trying to get him to stop doing it, but he said he still does it. He’s got to be who he is. He admitted that he’s being advised not to respond to this criticism, but he thinks it’s important to correct the record early so that a negative impression doesn’t fester from the beginning. From the moment the charge is made, he thinks it’s worth it.
He think it’s important that they don’t get away with the character assassination even if he loses a day in getting his message out. Now, that is an entirely different take than what people say. They’re saying that his narcissism and his ego and his immaturity are what’s driving his response to every allegation against him. I don’t care if it’s the women that come forward or his incompetence. Whatever they’re saying about him, he’s making a specific decision, and his advisers are telling him not to do it and he’s blowing ’em off, essentially.
And he’s doing it for strategic reasons, not narcissistic, ego-type reasons. And I found that to be an interesting admission. And when I asked him about the fact I thought I’d heard him say earlier today in a Fox interview that pretty much admitted he’s got to win Florida if he’s gonna win it, he said, “Yes, that’s what they’re telling me.” My take-away here is that he has remained his own man. He’s got his campaign manager, he’s got his campaign CEO, he’s got strategists, a couple of them and so forth.
He’s got a lot of people advising him, but he’s following his instincts.
‘RUSH: We have with us Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump’s on the phone from… Where are you, sir? Where are you calling from right now?
TRUMP: Well, I’m right now in Miami, Rush, and I just visited two voting areas, and they are packed. They’re two-blocks long with people voting.
RUSH: And obviously… They’re obviously out voting for you?
TRUMP: Well, it looks like it. They have a lot of hats on, red hats, and they have a lot of buttons on ’em saying “Trump.” So hopefully they’re voting for me, I think. (chuckles) But there are a lot of people. They said they’ve never seen lines like this, Rush.
RUSH: Mr. Trump, I want to make an observation and get your reaction to it. We have some, I think, devastating news for the American people today, and that’s what’s happening with health care premiums.
RUSH: This 25% increase is just an average. It’s much higher that than that. Mr. Trump, the people who have destroyed the health care system are also in line to destroy other aspects of our economy —
RUSH: — the job market, immigration and amnesty —
RUSH: — and they’re out there claiming… Their fingerprints are all over this. Yours are not. Mr. Trump, you don’t have one thing to do with anything that’s gone right or wrong with in this country. They do.
RUSH: They’re throwing out everything they can to destroy you and to prevent you from winning, and you keep hanging in there. What is your plan these next two weeks to take this to the finish line?
TRUMP: Well, one thing we’re going to do is talk just about that: Obamacare, jobs. Our jobs are being taken away from us, Rush. Companies, as we speak, are signing documents with Mexico and other places to move. Our jobs be being… Look at Ford two weeks ago. Ford Motor. They’re gonna make all of their smaller cars in Mexico. They’re gonna move everything outta here. And so many… I mean, Carrier air-conditioners. I talk about all these companies. There are hundreds of companies. They’re moving out to Mexico and other countries. Obamacare is a disaster. And you remember, I called that from before it was approved. I said, “This can’t work, because it’s just… The plan is no good. The concept is no good,” and it turned out to be much worse.
RUSH: “‘Consumers will be faced this year with not only big premium increases but also with a declining number of insurers participating, and that will lead to a tumultuous open enrollment period,’ said Larry Levitt, who tracks the health care law for the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Republicans pounced on the numbers as a warning that insurance markets created by the 2010 health overhaul are teetering toward a ‘death spiral.’ Sign-up season starts Nov. 1, about a week before national elections in which the GOP remains committed to a full repeal.”
And then they quote Trump saying it’s over for Obamacare. Hillary wants to double down, make it more expensive. It’s not gonna work. All of this misses the point. This is the war on the middle class going nuclear. Obamacare is unaffordable and always has been unaffordable. Obamacare is unsustainable and always has been unsustainable. Obamacare was designed to cause panic and harm for millions of Americans in the hope that they would blame insurance companies for their plans and then turn to the government for a solution, for relief, which is exactly what’s happening.
The insurance companies are taking the hit. Consumers are asking the government to come in and fix it because, you see, “Obama tried, really tried. He was so compassionate. He worked so hard so people would have health insurance, worked so hard to insure the uninsured, these evil insurance companies.” I tried to tell these insurance companies before all this happened, if you’re getting in bed with Obama you’re gonna end up going out of business no matter what sweet selling stuff he’s talking to you right now. You’re gonna take the hit on this. “Well, we can’t not participate.” The insurance companies, you know what looped them in, what suckered them in was Obama and the mandate.