Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh lashed out the press and the White House this Friday for making Nelson Mandela’s death “all about Obama.”
“Without Mandela there might not have been an Obama? I’ll tell you who’s putting this out there. It’s Obama doing everything and anything he can to link himself to Mandela, and the Clintons are the same thing. We got a nickname for him, The Funeral Crashers. I mean, they’ll show up anywhere where there’s a camera. This kind of stuff, the Drive-Bys, I’m telling you, they’re doing everything they can to make the news of Mandela’s death all about Obama,” he said.
President Barack Obama has made no secret about the fact that the late South African leader was an inspiration.
“I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example set by Nelson Mandela,” he said during an official statement following the 95-year-old’s death.
Limbaugh, as per usual, was unimpressed.
“Now, if you’re Obama — speaking quite honestly here, folks — who could blame Obama for thinking everything is about him?,” Limbaugh said. “The media makes everything about him.”0