Rush Limbaugh on ‘Fire and Fury’: Michael Wolff’s Reference to Me is “100% False”
Conservative radio host and author Rush Limbaugh was the latest public figure to accuse author Michael Wolff of completely fabricating his reference to Rush.
Limbaugh says the quote is 100% false.
The Wolff book “Fire and Fury” is now available online for free thanks to Wikileaks.
Via the Rush Limbaugh website:
Now, as to the Wolff book, I learned over the weekend that I’m mentioned in this thing. It’s not a big mention, but it’s totally false. And I’m just gonna throw my experience of being in this book in the column of “it’s fake.” I mean, it is so untrue, it’s not even close. There’s not even a single word in this reference that is anywhere near the truth…
…Anyway, back to this reference to me in the Wolff book. Holter Graham is the narrator. This is from Fire and Fury. I don’t know what page or what chapter. It doesn’t matter. Here’s the bite.
NARRATOR: “His funeral in Palm Beach on May 20th was quite a study in the currents of right-wing ambivalence and even mortification. Right-wing professionals remained passionate in their outward defense of Trump but were rattled, if not abashed, among one another. At the funeral, Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham struggled to parse support for Trumpism even as they distanced themselves from Trump himself.”
RUSH: Now, this is at the Roger Ailes memorial, the funeral, what have you. And it was… I mean, the… Well, it was in May, May 20th. The date’s right and that’s all. At the funeral, nobody spoke other than members of the family. It was at the memorial that people took turns speaking. But, folks, I can tell you, Donald Trump never came up! The subject of Donald Trump was never discussed at the memorial, much less “Trumpism.” I don’t even know what this means.
“Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham struggled to parse support for Trumpism even as they distanced themselves from Trump hims…”? And Wolff was there! And Wolff came up to me as the memorial ended and said, “I think I…” Well, I introduced myself to him, and then he said, “I think I owe you an apology.” I said, “What for?” He said, “Well, I misquoted you or got something wrong in a story some years ago.” And I said, “Well, you know, get in line.” But this didn’t happen. I don’t even… I really don’t even understand what it means.
But at the memorial for Roger Ailes, there isn’t a single person that… Look, Trump’s name may have come up with people telling stories (I don’t even think that) but there was no discussion of the Trump presidency or of Ailes’ involvement in or Trumpism, and there certainly wasn’t anybody who tried to distance themselves from Trump or Trumpism at the Roger Ailes memorial. This is entirely… I mean, it is completely made up. I don’t even understand what the basis for that little reference is. ‘Cause it’s totally fake, a hundred percent.