Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh railed against the White House and the media on Friday, complaining that both were trying to make Nelson Mandela’s death all about President Barack Obama.
During the broadcast, Limbaugh knocked Obama for releasing a statement shortly after Mandela’s death was announced Thursday.
“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” Obama said, referencing protests against apartheid as one of his first political actions, the report shows. “I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example set by Nelson Mandela.”
Limbaugh harrumphed at the remarks, calling them self-serving.
“Now, forgive me, but if you are a low-information voter and you’re watching the CBS Evening News last night, you would come away with the impression that the important thing about Nelson Mandela’s death was that he had looked up Barack Obama when he came to town and had a picture of Obama when he died. Classic, folks. Absolutely classic—and the rest of the media, it’s so predictable.
“It’s not even worth spending a lot of time on it, because you can see it as well as I, and even the White House is in on this. The White House is publishing Obama photos about the death of Nelson Mandela, and everything the White House is putting out about the death of Nelson Mandela has Obama in it. They’re called ‘selfies’ now, these pictures. It’s like when Rosa Parks died, Obama made a beeline to the museum where the bus is that Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of and he took a seat.
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