Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh returned to his show on Friday following the announcement of his advanced lung cancer diagnosis, and spoke about receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“It couldn’t stop looking down at it the whole time that I’m wearing it. … It’s just beautiful,” Limbaugh told his listeners.
After taking a call from a listener, who told Limbaugh that the Medal of Freedom “couldn’t have gone to a better person,” the radio host responded by saying, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing” and that it’s “so special.”
“The president was not going to let me miss it, he was not going to let me talk him or myself out of appearing at the House chamber that night,” Limbaugh elaborated. “Remember folks, I knew I was going to get the medal. The president had told me that it was going to happen in a couple of weeks in the Oval Office.”