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On Monday, “America’s Anchorman” Rush Limbaugh shared the very sad news that he was diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.” The very next day, Mr. Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — our nation’s highest civilian honor — during the annual State of the Union address.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet. Rush Limbaugh, thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. (Applause.)
And, Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Applause.)
I will now ask the First Lady of the United States to present you with the honor. Please. (Applause.)
(The Medal of Freedom is presented.) (Applause.)
Rush and Kathryn, congratulations. Thank you, Kathryn.
Rush Limbaugh is America’s most listened-to radio talk show host. In the metropolitan DC area, you can hear the Rush Limbaugh Show live, Monday to Friday, on 105.9 FM (WMAL). Mr. Limbaugh is the author of several bestselling books, including the acclaimed Rush Revere series for children. To learn more, visit RushLimbaugh.com.