and on C-SPAN, and rake me over the coals. So you may be right about
this. It could be that I will be tied in many ways to them by supposed
“history writers” while we are still alive.
SNERDLEY: So if you had to give the incoming President-elect one
piece of advice, what would it be?
RUSH: Don’t change. I would say keep in mind why you got there. I
constantly say that I’m “meeting and surpassing audience expectations.” When I say “audience expectations,” I don’t think, “What specifically do they want to hear today?” What I mean is, if I bring up
anything, I better know what I’m talking about, I better have something to say about it so that, “Oh, yeah,” is the reaction. It’s to meet the
expectations that the audience has when they listen to the program.
By the same token, Trump has been very specific about what he’s
going to do, and his attitude is I think a cen-
tral, key factor in his winning: that he’s a no-
nonsense guy, that he doesn’t take BS from
people, that he fights back when anybody at-
tempts to slime him, to slander him. There’s
not one instance where he laid down. Whether
it was the “Access Hollywood” video or any-
thing else, he had a retort, he had a confidence,
and his behavior was such that he gave comfort
to his supporters, letting them know, “Don’t
worry about this, this is not going to affect me,
I’m not going to let this take me off my game.”
He’s got to continue that. He’s got to con-
tinue being the guy that they elected. The
worst thing that can happen is for Trump to
say, “Now that I’m here, and now that I have
looked at NAFTA, it’s not going to be that easy
just to rip it to shreds, there are some things in
here that actually could be good.” If in any way
he tries to pull a Bill Clinton, “I didn’t know how bad this economy
was, I can’t cut your taxes,” if he does that, his support will be affected.
Clinton could get away with it because liberals will allow whoever
vanquishes us to thrive no matter what. But Trump was elected with
specifics, and that’s why I went on a tirade about this “unity” business.
I don’t know him well enough to know if all these demands to unify
will be effective with him. That’s why I spent so much time on it. I even
called a couple people, “You have got to make sure that he keeps learning, for example, about how Hillary’s campaign was paying for his
rallies to be disrupted. He’s got to stay on an upward learning curve on
all this and understand that these protests are not organic — yet not be
affected by it, and in fact, look at it as evidence of his effectiveness and
success.” I don’t know of anybody in recent electoral history who has
been elected for more policy specificity than Donald Trump. Would
you agree with that?
SNERDLEY: I would. Immigration, Obamacare, get the economy
RUSH: The Iran deal.
SNERDLEY: Get rid of that, that’s right, and take care of ISIS. And lock
her up. [Laughter]
RUSH: I don’t think that’s going to happen. But you know what? There
damn well should be a Special Prosecutor to drain the swamp of the
Department of Justice, because there is crap in there that needs to be
rooted out. They have corrupted that. The EPA, a lot of these cabinet-
level positions, they’ve got to get these career people out of there.
They’ve got to be targeted and found if they are in opposition. Look,
Trump runs the Executive Branch, it’s his.
SNERDLEY: And he better not make the same mistake that Bush did
by leaving —
RUSH: No, clear out these U.S. attorneys. And he’d better pick the
right judges — not just Supreme Court Justices — but on the federal
court. He’s got a huge task. Convicting Hillary would just provoke the
wasps more than you need.
SNERDLEY: She’s got her own punishment. She got beat.
RUSH: She does, and when the dust settles she’ll get blamed by her
own Party for this.
RUSH: Bernie Sanders, rigging that election.
Anyway, he does have a lot of expectations.
But he’s not inaugurated yet, and that’s when
the stuff’s going to hit the fan. And if it does,
everything will be fine. Because it needs to hit
the fan. This is such a huge opportunity. Nobody anticipated it. This is so big, this Democrat defeat, it’s so deep, it’s so massive, they are
so weak. The Republicans didn’t do anything
to deserve it.
SNERDLEY: Right, and now if they step on
that snake’s neck — the Democrats — that
snake is gone for 30 years.
RUSH: If they do it.
SNERDLEY: If they have the onions.
RUSH: We know some of them don’t.
SNERDLEY: Right. But Trump does.
RUSH: Trump does. But some of these people
say, “We’ve got to be magnanimous in our victory.” We don’t. These are the people who were destroying our country.
They were, little by little, eroding individual liberty and freedom. They
were denying opportunity, they were swallowing up more and more of
the private sector, which limits the size of the economic pie for everybody, and limits the American dream opportunity. They were slowly
but surely transforming America into an authoritarian command-and-control socialist country and economy. And they were well on their
way, with 94 million Americans unemployed, but eating.
This stuff has got to be stopped. We don’t have anything to celebrate
yet, really, in terms of achievement. Yes, we beat them back in the election, but too many people think, “This is it, we won. Party time.” We
need people who can actually pound them into the dust, like they try
to do to us every day.
SNERDLEY: Now comes the hard part. Well, this has been fun.
RUSH: I don’t know how much substance you’ve got out of this.
SNERDLEY: Are you kidding? This is great. Your audience learns a lot
with these. Trust me. I learned a lot and I listen to you all the time.
RUSH: I will trust you. Thank you very much. We’ll do it again
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