Trump Knows What Connects With The People – Radio


By now you’ve probably seen The New York Times article detailing how President Trump was considering a 2-hour daily radio show. In the end, he says he decided against it because he did not want to compete with Rush Limbaugh. Rush chimed in Wednesday. Here’s what he had to say

On his program Wednesday Rush said if there’s one person who could fill his shoes, it’s Trump. “I’ve often said nobody could, but if anybody could, it would be him.”

Rush went on to say that he’s always said radio is a much better platform than TV. “I will tell anybody who listens how I believe radio can achieve more intimacy and therefore more persuasion than television can. I will tell anybody who will listen that I believe that pictures on television can actually, if used incorrectly, be a distraction from what you’re trying to accomplish. A great radio program or great radio host is an expert at helping the audience paint their own pictures, which are not distracting. Great radio is not passive listen; it is active. If it’s a good show, you’re not doing anything else while you’re listening to it. But with television, the vast majority of time TV’s on it’s in the background.”

Rush also said his show could be used by the President as a platform for a town hall anytime he wants. “I’m sure we could get clearance for it. We could do it noon to three for as long as he wants. He could have direct connect with you in the audience. You know, not a bunch of bureaucrat experts up on the stage, and certainly no journalists choosing the questions or any of that. We’ll do it in a different way than anybody’s ever done town halls or any of that stuff.”

Rush said the takeaway from all of this is this: “You know, I love radio, and I think it’s fascinating that so many people feel their careers are incomplete without giving radio a shot.”

On a previous show Rush said that the President calls him weekly to check on his health.


  1. Rush is right. Trump is the one that could take his place. Brilliant idea. I hope it happens some day. Maybe both of them on a duel program for a while. Love the idea.

  2. Trump doesn’t have the self-discipline to stay focussed for any longer than it takes an engorged bee to flit to another flower.
    Without the ticks, visual displays and gestures he needs to get his message(?) across, he would be very quickly re-revealed as the boob he really is – not necessarily a “bad” thing.
    This would be but another embarrassment to an otherwise star spangled f***in’ awesome country.
    All this while the front line heroes continue to sacrifice themselves.
    Meanwhile, if Trump gets to browbeat some jurisdictions to re-open, those sacrifices will have all been for nought.
    Explain that on the radio.

  3. Limbaugh is just being a sweet submissive choirboy. Think of the photo ops with Limbaugh wearing his good conduct medal and Trump wearing his stolen Purple Heart. I can already see the stacks of self-published coffee table books in the dime rack at Goodwill.

    • When I look at the photo of the two of them my first thoughts are- there stands two of the most divisive, bigoted, egotistical, self absorbed, hateful, dishonest, and racist d-bags to ever walk the earth. For the sake of the country, I look forward to the day when they permanently go away and are never seen or heard from again.

  4. Great. It’d be another venue for Donnie, the most well-documented prevaricator in history, to spread some more of his vitriolic BS. In that sense, I suppose he & Rush are cut from the same soiled cloth. I would LOVE to hear that schmuck take unscreened calls. He’d *completely* lose his cool, crash & burn in about 2 seconds.

  5. Amen. I’ve spent 55 consecutive years on radio , 25 of those years also doing voice over for TV. Rush is correct. Radio is a powerful force if used correctly. There is such a thing as a “radio person”. Often times visually known celebrities fall flat on the radio. They just don’t translate because they’ve not trained themselves to be “seen” by the quality and use of their voice. There are countless examples of movie and TV stars , athletes, authors even bands that rely on visuals to create images. Radio enables the host to paint the most vivid pictures on the creative and personal canvas of the individual mind better than any other medium. Ask anyone who has ever dreamed in their sleep what pictures the mind can create with eyes closed. Its not what you say, its how you say it.

    • For the same reason, you shouldn’t audition a new record by watching the video. You might be so dazzled by the visual effects that you forget to concentrate on the music. Then you put it in rotation and wonder why it dies.


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