Rush Limbaugh was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
at the SOTU last night.
It was an emotional moment for millions of Americans who grew up listening to Rush, as they watched the titan of talk radio tear up.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta commented on the president’s speech being an attempt to court the black vote — an attempt Acosta worked to counter by lashing out at an ailing Limbaugh, suggesting that Trump was honoring a racist.
“He was trying to make appeals to the African-American community,” Acosta said. “It can’t be forgotten he was awarding the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh, who has a history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans. So I think, you know, overall it’s a wash.”
The remark did not sit well with Limbaugh’s longtime producer, Bo Snerdley, a black man who has spent three decades with Limbaugh.
Snerdley, whose real name is James Golden, formally challenged the reporter and his anti-Trump network to prove the accusation.
“I just saw the footage from CNN’s Jim Acosta saying Rush has a ‘history’ of saying disparaging things about African Americans. I have been in the studio with Rush for 30 years. I would like to formally challenge CNN and @Acosta to provide the list,” he tweeted.