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Trump Calls Into Rush Limbaugh’s Show For Two Hours

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President Trump on Friday called into Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show for two hours, during which the president levied familiar complaints about the media and Democrats and took yet another position on stimulus talks.

The president had no public events on his schedule on Friday as he remains at the White House recovering from COVID-19. The Trump campaign had billed his call with Limbaugh as the “largest radio rally in history,” but it was little more than a conversation between the two men about many of the same topics Trump covered in two interviews with Fox networks a day earlier.

Trump, who is one week removed from testing positive for COVID-19, said he was feeling much better. Limbaugh pointed to his endurance on the call as a sign the president was on the mend, though Trump was audibly raspy and had to clear his throat a night earlier during a call with of Fox News

The president repeatedly referred to an antibody cocktail he received from the company Regeneron as a “cure” for the novel coronavirus. No cure yet exists for the virus, and the Regeneron product is not widely available to the public.

Trump lobbed another curveball into ongoing discussions about a possible economic aid package amid the pandemic, telling Limbaugh he would like to see a dollar figure larger than either party has proposed.

“I’m telling you something I don’t tell anybody else, because maybe it helps or maybe it hurts negotiations,” Trump said. “I would like to see a bigger package.”

The president earlier this week said he directed officials to halt negotiations over a stimulus deal, only to increase the administration’s offer earlier Friday.

And the president again argued that Black Lives Matter is a “racist” and “Marxist” group, his latest diatribe against the organization amid months of protests against racial injustice and police brutality.

“It’s a term that sows division between Blacks and whites and everybody else, and it’s a very bad term for Blacks,” he said.

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