Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh defended Donald Trump’s remarks on banning Muslims from entering the U.S. on Tuesday, arguing that the GOP presidential front-runner is simply driving a hard bargain.
“It’s all part of a negotiation. Trump supporters know – they’re in on the gag, they’re in on the deal,” Limbaugh said on Tuesday of Trump’s call for a temporary ban on allowing those of Muslim faith into the United States. ”The opener is the outrageous, the most outrageous demand you can make.”
It also plays fundamentally into Trump’s key selling point – his riches and business success.
Limbaugh continued: “Trump is bringing his business acumen to politics, something politicians don’t have, business acumen, so they don’t recognize it.”