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RUSH: Atlanta. Hotlanta. This is Russ. I’m glad you called, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh, it’s a great honor, sir.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER: You know, the other day everyone acted like they were shocked when Donald Trump said he would run independently if the Republicans did not cooperate with it. Why would he do that this early? I think I know why he did it, and it’s brilliant. See, everybody thinks that if he goes independent, that it will be another Ross Perot, and then Hillary will win. So, now that we know he’ll do that and he’s got the money to do it, we have to select him. I think he’s got this thing. I think he’s already won. I think if he doesn’t do something stupid, he’s got this. What do you think?

RUSH: Well, I don’t think you can say that. You can say it. I think it is way too immature. There’s way too much left to happen that nobody can even imagine that — believe me, there are things that nobody will predict, that nobody could imagine that are gonna happen between now and the end of the primary process.

Now, you know, this is a dual-edged sword for Trump. ‘Cause on the one hand, what did the cap say that he was wearing yesterday? “Working to make America great again.” I mean, that’s why he’s doing this, he’s doing this to save America, make America great again. He’s gotta know that if he goes third-party, the people who are not making the country great again are gonna win. They’re gonna keep winning — doesn’t matter if it’s Hillary or if it’s Martin O’Malley versus Bernie — well, it’s not gonna be Bernie Sanders. Just the fact that they want to keep the Export-Import Bank, that tells you right there it’s not gonna be Bernie Sanders. They’re not gonna let Bernie Sanders anywhere near the Democrat nomination. So it could be Biden, whoever. But whoever it is, if Trump runs as a third party, he’s got to know that that’s the end of the effort to make America great — Unless, there’s a caveat, unless he somehow really believes that he’s gonna be the first third-party candidate to win since who? Since ever? Since you can’t remember the last third-party candidate to win, can you?

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