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RUSH: Here’s John in Tallahassee. Hey, John. Welcome. Great to have you here.

CALLER: Great. Thanks, Rush. I appreciate it. Major dittos. So excited to talk to you I jumped on my iPad trying to get to the phone so I’m gonna have to wing this. It’s concerning Trump. Some of the critics of Trump have referred to him as a progressive equal to that of Bush. While I have had always had hopes for maybe a strong conservative such as Cruz, Walker, and Carson, I do like the fact that Trump is not a politician and he’s not beholden to the party establishment in any way, as far as I can research and the way I feel. But I figured you know him, and I’d love — you lived in New York, and your wide knowledge on the subject, I’d love to know what you think about that. Does he have a more progressive agenda or do you feel he has more of a constitutional love for his country?

RUSH: Okay.

CALLER: He seems to be doing this for the right reason in my opinion.

RUSH: I have a minute and a half to answer you, so let me answer with what I think are the most important things you’ve asked. I have been with Donald. The last time I saw Donald, he was being honored as the annual honoree for great contributions and work for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. It’s an annual dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, and he was seated with his wife at Roger Ailes’ table. I was the next table over, and I went over and talked to him. This is a really pro-Americana group that was honoring Trump that night. I have been honored. Ailes has been honored by these people.

The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation is just a wonderful thing. They contribute 99 and a half cents of every dollar donated is passed through to the children of Marines killed in action, college scholarships. I’ve played golf with Trump a number of times. Well, the first time we played after Obama had been elected, it was a year or two into Obama’s first year, first term, and he says, “I don’t know, Rush, this guy, it doesn’t sound like this is a good guy to me.” And I agreed with him.

The other thing I can tell you is that Donald around me has never uttered anything that made me think he was a Democrat or a liberal, but he’s donated to them. He lives in New York, he’s had to do that. He’s also very smart. He may not talk about Democrat things with me because he knows that’s not how to get close to me. I’m running out of time. I wish I’d a taken your call sooner, ’cause there’s other things I can say, but, damn it, I am just sadly here just out of broadcast time.

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