Conservative firebrand Rush Limbaugh is not happy with the trillion-dollar federal spending deal congressional Republicans cut with Democrats this week, and he voiced his displeasure straight to the Vice President of the United States.
VP Mike Pence called into Limbaugh’s radio show Tuesday, and Limbaugh did not hold back:
The theme of the exchange boiled down to one question: “If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?”
“What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?” the conservative host asked.
Pence parried by arguing that Trump successfully boosted defense spending by $21 billion — but that answer did not satisfy Limbaugh:
“If I’m the Democrats, $21 billion, 15 billion for defense that was not originally authorized, that’s a small price to pay for continuing to fund refugee resettlement, continuing to fund Planned Parenthood, continuing to fund sanctuary cities, continuing to fund the EPA, and not build the wall. The Democrats clearly think this is a big win, and they’re confident they can block Trump’s agenda after this spending bill for the rest of Trump’s term. There isn’t anything of the president’s agenda in this budget, and people are beginning to ask, when’s that gonna happen? If you’re gonna shut it down in September, why not now?”
Do you agree with Limbaugh? Is Trump unnecessarily stalling on his campaign promises? Listen to the entire exchange below.