U.S. President Donald Trump's behavior has gone so far off the rails, even Rush Limbaugh is fearing for the future of American democracy.
The conservative talk radio host has previously expressed concern about Trump’s tweeting, but has been a solid Trump supporter since he clinched the Republican nomination in the summer of 2016. Limbaugh, however, is unerved by Trump's latest round of bluster directed at the NFL.
"There’s a part of this story that’s starting to make me nervous, and it’s this: I am very uncomfortable with the president of the United States being able to dictate the behavior and power of anybody. That’s not where this should be coming from," he said.
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"Trump is continually tweeting; I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, and his motives are pure; don’t misunderstand. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must,” Limbaugh added (comments at 32:00 in the podcast).