Rush Limbaugh has said that Trump supporters seeking to overturn the election result look like ‘kooks’, as he urged the president, with time running out, to embark on a highly-organized and efficient campaign to show evidence of his voter fraud claims.
The conservative radio host, one of Trump’s most fervent fans, has been growing increasingly frustrated by the widely-mocked, scattershot approach to the fraud allegations.
On Friday – the same day the legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, suffered defeats in six states – Limbaugh beseeched the president and his team to get their act together.
‘As a conservative, it’s getting harder and harder to not look like a kook,’ said Limbaugh, speaking on his radio show.
Rush Limbaugh, 69, used his radio show on Friday night to issue a warning to Trump
The radio host has been scathing about the president’s legal efforts
‘All of this stuff that’s floating around out there – it’s impossible to keep up. Because there’s a lot of it, there are so many theories, and all of them have a trace of validity to them.
‘And the left is doing everything it can to make every one of them appear to be right out of Kookville.’
Limbaugh said that the outlandish claims made by some of Trump’s supporters were making it easier for the president’s critics to dismiss them all as being unhinged.
Giuliani has been widely ridiculed for giving a press conference with hair dye dripping down his face, and returning to court for the first time in almost 30 years only to forget the judge’s name and need the word ‘opacity’ explaining to him.
Sidney Powell, another member of his team, claimed that Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, oversaw the rigging of election machines used to flip votes from Trump to Joe Biden. In court documents littered with glaring spelling mistakes, she alleged that Iran, China and Venezuela had united to steal the vote from Trump.
Powell was forced out when her wild accusations became too much even for the president, and was given short shrift by Tucker Carlson on Fox News when she refused his invitation to come on his show and discuss her evidence.
One of their key witnesses, Melissa Carone, appeared at a hearing in Michigan and became so animated she had to be quietened by Giuliani. She later denied on Twitter that she was drunk.
Rudy Giuliani is heading the president’s legal fight to overturn the election result
Sidney Powell was forced out from the Trump legal team after eight days
Melissa Carone, who this week appeared at a Michigan hearing, denied that she was drunk
Giuliani is also unable so far to prove his allegations of thousands of dead people voting, and Republican poll watchers being evicted from polling stations.
‘They need daily press conferences,’ said Limbaugh, 69.
‘All next week, they need clear graphs, they need charts and graphs up there to show how they cheated.’
Limbaugh, who announced at the beginning of the year that he had cancer, which has now become terminal, told Trump he needed to hurry.
‘Time is of the essence here for Trump to do whatever it is he’s going to do. We’re running out of time, folks,’ said Limbaugh.
‘We’ve got 10 days until the Electoral College assembles and votes.
‘State officials will certify officially the votes, and the states will then choose the electors to vote in accordance with their state totals.
‘So in enough of these five disputed states – and those states remain Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Wisconsin, and Georgia – either a judge will have to throw out the vote and order recounts, or the state legislatures are going to have to step in and pick new electors.’
Donald Trump is seen on stage in Georgia on Saturday night, repeating fraud allegations
Limbaugh is not the only conservative growing impatient with the president.
Laura Ingraham has accepted the election result, unlike Trump, and acknowledged: ‘Unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on 20 January.’
Carlson, her fellow Fox News anchor, claimed ‘the 2020 election was not fair’, but admitted Trump had lost it.