The media will fail to destroy President Trump because he is not a typical Republican, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Sunday.
“The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can’t destroy him,” Limbaugh told “Fox News Sunday.”
Limbaugh claimed the media have a “blueprint for destroying” Republicans they disagree with, but they won’t take Trump down.
“He doesn’t fit that mold. They’re trying to every day. It’s kind of comical to watch,” he said referring to the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS and NBC, among others.
In a tweet Friday, Trump referred to major news outlets as the “enemy of the American people.”
Limbaugh said “there’s something to” Trump’s tweet.
“Trump has a connection with his voters that most politicians don’t have … and that connection that he has is not anything that anybody else can break. Only he can break it.”
Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus warned in an interview that aired Sunday that the president’s comments should be taken seriously.
Priebus slammed the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for publishing stories on the Trump campaign’s contact with Russian officials during the election and on the intel community refusing to give the president a full intelligence briefing.
“Both stories are grossly inaccurate, overstated, overblown, and it’s total garbage,” he said. “And the American people suffer. So I do think it’s a problem. And I think that the media needs to, in some cases, not every case, but in some cases really needs to get its act together.”