On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump surprised long-time conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh with the prestigious Medal of Freedom, just days after he announced his advanced lung cancer diagnosis.
And that did not sit well with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said Limbaugh didn’t deserve the “extraordinarily sacred” medal.
“Rush Limbaugh is a virulent racist,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a video rant about the surprise ceremony, adding that the president violated “norms” and “humanity” by giving the radio host the award.
“To do that, and to give it to Rush Limbaugh when there were plenty of people in that audience that have contributed positively to the fabric of American society much more frankly than he has … [Trump] wants to assert that Rush Limbaugh is somehow on the same level as Rosa Parks,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez viciously *mocks* Rush Limbaugh, who has stage 4 lung cancer, calls his reaction to being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom "disingenuous"
Says that he, while having cancer, was a "joke," needed an "Opera moment," and was "nauseating" pic.twitter.com/VrsIj1Cmlj
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2020