Feb 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump says he wants to award Rush Limbaugh with Presidential Medal of Freedom

In this image, Trump and Limbaugh stand next to each other on stage with an American flag near them
Trump and Limbaugh at a Missouri rally in 2018. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump plans to award conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom "as soon as next week," Politico reports.

Driving the news: Limbaugh, 69, announced on air Monday that he's been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and is seeking treatment. As one of the country's most influential conservative radio hosts over the past two decades, he has featured Trump on his show several times.

  • Trump has also invited Limbaugh to attend his Tuesday night State of the Union address and sit with first lady Melania Trump in the gallery.

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