Ratings Be Damned, Drive-Bys Want to Drive Trump Out

RUSH: It’s Andy in Indianapolis. Welcome, sir. Great to have you with us. Hi.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. I disagree with you about the mainstream media. I really don’t think they want to get rid of Donald Trump. I don’t think that’s their objective, because they need him for their ratings. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to CNN, Jim Acosta, PMSNBC. And they would really tank if he were to leave or not get reelected in 2020.

RUSH: Well, now, when you say not get reelected, let me address this. I understand what you’re saying. In fact, Jeff Zucker, who is the president and lead commandant at CNN, lead comrade, has said that without Trump our ratings bite. He’s admitted it.

I’m gonna tell you something. That may be Zucker, but do not doubt me, the effort to overturn the 2016 election results is real, it is real today, it has been real the past two years, and the rank-and-file in the Drive-By Media from the Acostas to any of the other reporters, are looking at this as a challenge to their power and their ability. They want to get rid of Trump before the 2020 election.

Do you think the Democrats are not serious about impeaching Trump and packing him and sending him away? And the media’s right in there with ’em. I know your theory about Trump is too good for the ratings and so forth, but the despise him! It’s not just generational. This is a class thing. They are, in their minds, members of the Washington political class elite, and Trump is an interloper and an intruder, and he’s not welcome.

They cannot disguise the hate they have for him. They’re benefiting from him in a whole lot of different ways in terms of ratings and this, that, and the other thing. And I think as time has gone on, they’ve grown more accustomed to the fact that he’s there and thus have tailored the way they deal with him on a daily basis.

But do not doubt for a moment that from the top of the Democrat Party on down to the media — I should say from the top of the media on down to the Democrat Party — the objective is to nullify the 2016 election results by way of either paralyzing Trump or getting rid of him.

It’s personal. It is deeply, deeply personal. It is visceral, and it is full-fledged, undisguised, raw, poisonous hatred that they harbor for the guy. They look at it as a contest between themselves and him as to who actually is the more powerful. And if they could force Trump out of office or if they could cause something terribly humiliating that would just embarrass Trump and make it impossible for him to appear in public, they would be the happiest they have been since they got rid of Richard Nixon.