Limbaugh: Trump said to 'never apologize' for my homophobic attacks. (American Independent, 2/18/2020)
"Hell, the president even called me about this!" Limbaugh said. "He said, 'Rush, I just gotta tell you something. Never apologize. Don’t ever apologize.'"
Limbaugh attempted to minimize the media firestorm over his comments. "I didn't lecture Mayor Pete on anything. I didn't say anything anti-gay. I didn't even offer an opinion of my own," he argued.
Limbaugh even claimed Buttigieg was only a contender in the 2020 race because of his own praise. "I’m the reason Mayor Pete’s on the map! I’m the guy, after a CNN town hall at South by Southwest in 2019," he bragged.
"I’m the guy that came in here and told you all, 'Be on the lookout for Mayor Pete.'" [emphasis added]
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'blowhard', as in an arrogantly and pompously boastful or opinionated person : BRAGGART, WINDBAG, occurred in 1848.
Other coinages from the same year include:
- amen corner
- democratic socialism
- world view
- worm's eye
Day by day: The wit and wisdom of Rush Limbaugh (Pete Buttigieg special edition). (2/14/2020)
Day by day: the wit and wisdom of Rush Limbaugh. (series)