Rush Limbaugh returned from his holiday break on Monday and featured an interview with President Trump that covered a wide range of topics.

They started out by talking about Iran, the killing of Soleimani, and the stunning reaction to it by Democrats.

Then they moved on to impeachment and the 2020 election.

Zachary Halaschak of the Washington Examiner has details:

‘They’ve lost their minds’: Trump claims Democrats are using impeachment to ‘affect the election illegally’

President Trump bemoaned the Democratic Party, saying lawmakers are wielding impeachment as a political cudgel during a call into Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.

“I think they’ve lost their minds, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said about Democrats during a Monday interview with the Rush Limbaugh Show. “You look at the impeachment hoax, and they have nothing. They have nothing.”

The president went on to accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of withholding articles of impeachment from the Senate in order to affect the 2020 presidential election.

“I think what they’re trying to do is affect the election illegally,” Trump said. “They are a joke. They are not crimes. There is nothing there. They found nothing. We went through two years of a Mueller report.”

I didn’t cue this to any particular moment because it’s only 19 minutes long, and I assume people will want to listen to the whole thing:

On a related note, Rush fans will be happy to know he has renewed his contract.

Brian Stelter reports at CNN:

Rush Limbaugh renews radio show contract in a ‘long-term’ deal

“The Rush Limbaugh Show” will continue well into the new decade.

Limbaugh, whose contract was due to expire later this year, has renewed his deal, the syndication company Premiere Radio Networks confirmed to CNN Business.

Premiere is a division of the radio giant iHeartMedia. A spokeswoman said Limbaugh renewed a “long-term agreement” and declined to comment on any specific terms, like the length of the new deal.

But according to President Trump, it is a four-year deal.

CNN Business inquired about Limbaugh’s status after Trump blurted out the information at a rally in Miami on Friday.

The president was there to launch an “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition. After lodging his usual complaints about news outlets that challenge him, he turned to praise some of his biggest radio and TV boosters.

“We have great people,” Trump said. “Rush just signed another four-year contract. He just wants four more years, okay. Rush, Sean Hannity, Laura — a lot of great people — Tucker’s been great, ‘Fox & Friends,’ right?”

 
 
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