- The Washington Times - Friday, January 20, 2017

Radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners on Friday that President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech further solidified his belief that a “reclamation” of America’s founding principles is underway.

Inauguration Day analysis was on the docket for “The Rush Limbaugh Show” leading into the weekend, and the man behind the “golden EIB microphone” was “taken aback” by what he heard. The conservative host said he was pleased that God is “on full display” without anyone apologizing, along with Mr. Trump’s ongoing attacks on globalism.

“There’s a reclamation of the country taking place,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “And by reclamation of the country, I mean that the people who honor the time-honored institutions and traditions of this country from its founding are reclaiming this country from efforts made by others to eliminate those institutions and traditions or to water them down, and to transform this country away from what it was intended to be from its founding forward. I think that’s what these last eight years have been.”

The conservative icon then went on to say that members of the press, career politicians, and members of the administrative state still do not fully understand the significance of Mr. Trump’s campaign.

“They haven’t the slightest idea of what to do, because this is the antitheses of where they thought they were,” Mr. Limbaugh said.

The host noted that his commentary excluded that nation’s struggle with slavery because “the American left wants to behave as though it’s something still omnipresent.”

“We’re going to protect American manufacturing, bring American business home,” the radio host said. “We’re not going to waste our money overseas on foreign entanglements where our interests are not threatened or involved in them. But you add it all up, and it is a shot. It is a shot across the bow to establishment Washington who, for the longest time, has believed this country has a debt to pay to the world, many debts to pay because of our egregious behavior as a superpower. And Trump today put up his hand and [essentially] said, ‘Whoa’ and ‘Stop.’”

“I’m still sitting here somewhat taken aback that he said all of this while everybody in his mind who is responsible for the problems was sitting right behind him.”

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