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RUSH: Jeremy in Phoenix, you’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi.

CALLER: Dittos, Rush. Thanks for taking my call. I first want to tell you why I’m voting for Donald Trump.

RUSH: Okay.

CALLER: I started listening to you in 1990. I got a job with a painting contractor. I thought I was a Democrat, thought I was a liberal. I started listening to you, and I thought, “Wait a second. That’s me.” I went ahead and finished college, got a degree in political science, and started my company. My point is my entire political awareness life I’ve been listening to you. We have allowed politicians and the ruling class to run this country for however long you want to say. For 200 years, they’ve run it into the ground. We are $19 trillion in debt.

If someone ran my company in the ground, I wouldn’t hire Rubio, I wouldn’t hire Ted Cruz. I’d hire Donald Trump. Those men looked like toddlers pulling at the pant leg of an adult last night. We need an adult to run this country. Now, I’m a conservative, and if I want to sit around and talk about ideas — about immigration or this or that — you can do that and get along with those guys. But one thing really upset me last night when Marco Rubio thought he had a gotcha question on Donald Trump for hiring illegal aliens. I wanted to scream, “Who do you think hires illegal aliens? People like me! Businessmen, dry-wallers, painters, cement people.”

RUSH: So what you’re saying is that unwittingly, Rubio actually ended up hurting himself by mocking this whole thing?

CALLER: Who framed his house, Rush?

RUSH: What was that?

CALLER: Who put the roof on? Who cut his grass? Now, I’m all for immigration. Take them all away. Round ’em up. I’d be out of business for about a week. But I’m an American, and I will survive.

RUSH: Wait a second. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hang on just a second. Are you validating now supporting the whole concept of illegal immigration because they’re good at certain jobs, at certain…?

CALLER: I don’t think it matters what Trump says right now. When Obama was running, we prayed for a candidate that it wouldn’t matter what he said.

RUSH: Well, there you have it. Folks, right there: It doesn’t matter what Trump says. I don’t know how you do battle with that. Seriously. I’m not putting down the caller.

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