BREAKING: President Trump Releases Statement on the Death of Rush Limbaugh

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After appearing briefly on Fox News earlier today to discuss the passing of the radio pioneer and legend, President Donald Trump has now released a full statement about the passing of Rush Limbaugh via the Office of the Former President.

“The great Rush Limbaugh has passed away to a better place, free from physical pain and hostility,” wrote President Trump. “His honor, courage, strength, and loyalty will never be replaced.”

“Rush was a patriot, a defender of liberty, and someone who believed in all of the greatness our Country stands for,” President Trump added. “Rush was a friend to myself and millions of Americans – a guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid pictures over the airwaves.”

“Melania and I express our deepest condolences to his wonderful wife, Kathryn, his family, and all of his dedicated fans. He will be missed greatly.”

Earlier, President Trump broke his uncharacteristic post-presidency silence in a solemn interview on Fox News about the radio legend’s passing. National File reported:

“Three or four days ago, I called him just to find out, his fight was very, very courageous, and he was very, very sick, and from diagnosis on, it was just something that was just not going to be beat, but you wouldn’t know it,” said President Trump. “And he is married to an incredible woman, Kathryn, who really, every time I spoke to him, he would tell me, she took such great care. He was very brave, I mean he, in theory, could have been gone four months ago. He was fighting until the very end.”

When asked about how he felt Limbaugh supported or did not support his America First agenda, President Trump instead spoke to the character and intellect of the passed radio pioneer.

“Rush is irreplaceable, unique, and he had an audience that was massive, and you know he could do something, he would get up in the show, and would just talk,” said President Trump. “He wouldn’t take phone calls, where everybody would call in every two minutes, and that’s sort of easy to do. He would just talk for two hours, three hours, just talk. And that’s not an easy thing to do. I once asked him, do you study for the show? And he said, actually I study very hard, which a little bit surprised me.”