President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday that he would be taking over Rush Limbaugh’s radio show the next day to host a virtual campaign rally.
The confirmation that Trump would be hosting The Rush Limbaugh Show came just hours after Limbaugh released a statement announcing the news and saying he needs “some additional rest” this week “under doctor’s orders.” The radio host first revealed early this year that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, NPR reported.
Limbaugh’s younger brother, columnist David Limbaugh, provided an additional update on his sibling’s condition in a tweet also posted Thursday.
As a member of Rush’s family, let me echo and confirm his statement that we are immensely grateful for your continued prayers his behalf. So important. So helpful. So appreciated.
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) October 8, 2020
“You don’t want to miss this”
In his Thursday statement, Rush Limbaugh said he is “really looking forward” to Trump hosting his show.
“I’m thrilled to announce that our commander-in-chief, President Donald Trump, will be right here tomorrow hosting the largest virtual rally in radio history. Be sure to tune in,” he said. “You don’t want to miss this.”
The radio host also took a moment to thank fans and supporters who have been cheering on his recovery.
“Thank you again for all of your continued prayers,” he said. “I am so moved by your support. You know that I know and believe that they work. And I cannot tell you how appreciative my family and I are for all of you. Thank you, again, very much.”
And of course, Rush didn’t forget to mention Vice President Mike Pence and his Wednesday night face-off against Kamala Harris. “How incredible was Vice President Pence last night?” he said. “He was stand-up-and-cheer outstanding. It was just… It was great.”
Trump goes virtual
Up to this point, President Trump hasn’t expressed much interest in virtual campaigning, even declining to debate Democrat White House hopeful Joe Biden in a virtual format, as the Financial Times noted.
But for Rush Limbaugh, even Trump is willing to go out on a limb.
Looking forward to speaking with the Great Rush and guests! https://t.co/vMI4JZ7PQi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2020