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Did Donald Trump Jr. Call Rush Limbaugh a 'True American Icon'?

The former president's eldest son praised the radio host.

Published Feb 17, 2021

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 28: Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, speaks on stage during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) (Samuel Corum / Getty Images)
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Claim:
Donald Trump, Jr. called conservative radio host and commentator Rush Limbaugh a "true American icon."

Conservative commentator and radio host Rush Limbaugh died on Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer. His passing prompted a bevy of homages from various conservative political figures.

One of those to pay respects was Donald Trump, Jr., the eldest son of former U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement given to the conservative news site Daily Caller, Trump called Limbaugh "a true American icon." The full text of the quote was posted on Twitter by a Daily Caller reporter:

Limbaugh was a vocal supporter of former President Trump, who awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The former president also praised Limbaugh during a call-in on Fox News, calling him a "fantastic talent. Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, also weighed in, stating on Twitter that "America lost a Giant" when Limbaugh died.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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