WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following Donald Trump’s announcement last night of a Medal of Freedom award for right-wing broadcaster Rush Limbaugh, PFAW President Michael Keegan released the following statement:
“It is outrageous that Donald Trump has chosen to give our nation’s highest civilian honor to Rush Limbaugh. This honor should recognize those who have worked on behalf of our country’s highest values, including unity, respect and dignity for all people. In Donald Trump’s America, that this award should elevate a body of work that plumbed the depths of hate, racism and sexism is just more evidence of how Trump has debased the national discourse.”
PFAW’s Right Wing Watch has documented Limbaugh’s work for many years. Read more here.
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