Limbaugh told his audience this week that he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and would be forced to miss work. "His health condition, however, does not excuse a career of hate-filled racism, homophobia and misogyny, nor remotely justify giving him a high honor in the form of the Presidential Medal of Freedom".
The conservative talk radio show host appeared visibly surprised when First Lady Melania Trump placed the medal around his neck as Trump paused his speech. "But what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and victor that you will ever meet", said Trump, 73, as he introduced Limbaugh, 69, who was seated with his wife next to First Lady Melania Trump. "I'm sure that you all know I really don't like talking about myself and I don't like making things about me other than in the usual satirical, joking way".
"Every day I'm not here, I'll be missing you and thinking about you", he said.
Radio host Limbaugh awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
Rubin was responding to actor Rob Reiner, who tweeted: "I loathe this f--g man".
Trump thanked Limbaugh, credited for helping advance a Republican takeover of Congress in the early 1990s, for his dedication to the country and his listeners.
Limbaugh's first national radio show launched from NY in 1988 and he's had national prominence since.
Limbaugh has been hosting "The Rush Limbaugh Show" for 31 years.
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Be with our families, stay close to the people that love you, care about you. "It wasn't meant to be - tough luck", Djokovic said. This final was also Djokovic's fourth Grand Slam final won in five sets , tying Federer for third-most in men's tennis history.