by Dominick Mastrangelo
| March 28, 2020
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh assured his listeners the country will survive the coronavirus crisis in part because President Trump is in charge of responding to the outbreak.
“Through all of this, I have never had any doubt we are going to come out of it,” Limbaugh said Friday. “I never have any doubt we are going to come out of this stronger. We are going to come out of it healthy. I think it is imperative that we have somebody like Donald Trump, who is outside the establishment expert class, who has a history of solving problems, to actually lead the country through this.”
The longtime political pundit questioned the credibility of some of the nation’s leading health experts, many of whom have warned the crisis is only going to get worse.
“The American people did not elect a bunch of health experts that we don’t know,” Limbaugh said. “We didn’t elect a president to defer to a bunch of health experts that we don’t know. And how do we know they’re even health experts? Well, they wear white lab coats, and they have been at the job for a while, and they are at the CDC, and they are at the NIH. Yeah, they have been there, and they are there, but have there been any job assessments for them?”
Limbaugh, who was apparently making references to officials such as Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, the nation’s leading infectious disease doctors are only “assumed to be the best because they are in government.”
“These are all kinds of things I have been questioning,” Limbaugh claimed. “And I have been watching people routinely accept whatever the authorities say.”
Trump has praised Fauci, Birx, and other members of his White House task force team fighting the coronavirus, calling them “the best in the world.”