Limbaugh: ‘Establishment’ Trying to ‘Rig’ Debates to ‘Humiliate and Embarrass’ Cruz, Trump

On his Monday show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speculated on what led Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to take the type of tack he took in Saturday’s debate on CBS, particularly as he attacked former President George W. Bush and commended Planned Parenthood for its non-abortion services.

According to Limbaugh, it could be a move from Trump to go after independents and Democrats in South Carolina’s open primary.

“I think Trump strategically was making on a move on independents and Democrats since it’s open,” Limbaugh said. “And I think that he wants to wrap this up ASAP. I think he wants a blow ‘em out going away win in South Carolina. I think he just wants to wrap this up. I think he thinks he can. I think the audience booing ticked him off. It’s been happening the last couple, three debates. The donors have gotten a majority of the tickets.”

Limbaugh went on to discuss that booing in the debate and said the possible cause of the booing was to make not only Trump look bad, but his opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-SC) look bad as well.

“I don’t recall a Republican – any Republican debate – with the amount of booing that I heard on Saturday night,” he continued. “I remember debates with very little applause, but not outright booing. It wasn’t just Trump. It was Cruz as well.”

“The establishment is trying to rig these debates as they are seen on TV,” Limbaugh said. “The establishment was trying to humiliate and embarrass Ted Cruz and Trump. And I think it really ticked Trump off and may have been – I’m wild-guessing here – it may have been one of the reasons why he was the victim of emotional incontinence.”

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