As the country waits with bated breath for Donald Trump to clarify where he stands on mass deportation, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh told a listener he “never took” Trump “seriously” on the issue and that Trump’s supporters are “gonna stick with him no matter what.”
The admission came after a listener called in to complain about Trump’s current flip-flopping on whether he would deport the 11 million immigrants in the country, according to a transcript posted by Red State.
The caller pointed out that during the primary, Trump mocked his GOP rivals for not taking a tougher stance on deporting undocumented immigrants, while insisting that they all “have to go.” Trump has recently gone back and forth on whether he would let some of the undocumented immigrants stay in the country, and his campaign is promising the issue will be cleared up in a major immigration speech Trump plans to give Wednesday.
The caller accused Limbaugh of “doing a disservice to all of us Republican primary voters” by refusing to call Trump’s shift a flip-flop.
Limbaugh tried to defend Trump by arguing he hasn’t shifted that much on the issue, while the caller pointed to Trump’s comments during the primary where he said he would deport the 11 million immigrants.
“This is gonna enrage you. You know, I could choose a path here to try to mollify you, but,” Limbaugh went on to say, “I never took him seriously on this.”
The caller responded that millions people did.
“Yeah, and they still don’t care! My point is they still don’t care! They’re gonna stick with him no matter what,” Limbaugh said.
Listen to the call below: