President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: ‘The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it’ Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is an “incredible man” amid his battle against Stage-4 lung cancer, with the president adding “there’s never going to be a voice like Rush.”
Limbaugh, 69, told listeners on Monday that he often feels that he’s under “a death sentence” while battling cancer, with the conservative radio talk show host sharing that recent scans showed “some progression.”
“It is cancer, it eventually outsmarts pretty much everything you throw at it,” Limbaugh told his nationally syndicated program. “It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over.”
Trump joined “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning to praise Limbaugh. During his State of the Union address in February, Trump awarded Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom shortly after the host announced his cancer diagnosis.
“There’s never going to be a voice like Rush,” Trump told co-host Ainsley Earhardt.
“Rush is an incredible man, and his wife Kathryn, incredible people, and he is putting up a fight like … this has been going on for a long time,” the president added. “He didn’t have exactly a great prognosis when he heard about it, and this is now taking it to the next level, what he said yesterday. But he is an incredible man, and that’s very sad to hear that. However, he will continue to fight. That’s the one thing I know about him. He’s incredible.”
“From the day I came down the escalator, he was supportive of me. I didn’t have to talk to him, I didn’t have to meet with him and wine him and dine him. He was just with us because he liked what I was saying,” Trump later noted. “And I became friendly with him.”
Limbaugh — widely considered to be the most influential host among conservatives — announced in January he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
His nationally syndicated show, which began 31 years ago, attracts 15.5 million listeners per day, according to Talkers Magazine.