‘The Breakfast Club’ Battles Rush Limbaugh in Truly Wild Chat: ‘You’re Being Delusional’ – By Maxwell Tani & Justin Baragona (Daily Beast) / June 1 2020
During their lengthy back-and-forth, Limbaugh at one point asked host Charlamagne tha God why black Americans are still angry about racial injustice even after Obama was elected.
Rush Limbaugh, who has rarely left his ideological bubble for interviews in years, on Monday sparred with the hosts of popular progressive, black culture-focused radio show The Breakfast Club. The lengthy back-and-forth was often tense, with the top-rated conservative radio talker often being asked to answer for his controversial views on racial politics.
At various points in their nearly 30-minute-long chat—which was taped Sunday and aired Monday on both radio shows—the iconic right-wing radio host claimed that “white privilege” does not exist, seemed to liken his own mistreatment by his critics to injustices experienced by people of color, and wondered aloud why black Americans are still angry about racial injustice even after President Barack Obama was elected.
The Breakfast Club hosts—Charlamagne tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy—seemed at times flummoxed by Limbaugh’s assertions, which ranged from waxing poetic about black unemployment under Obama to suggesting that the nationwide protests could’ve been quelled if the Minnesota Vikings signed Black Lives Matter activist and quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“If the Minnesota Vikings announced two nights ago that they were gonna hire Colin Kaepernick, would the riots have stopped?” Limbaugh asked.
“No,” a befuddled Charlemagne responded after an elongated pause. “Nobody gives a shit about that.” The Breakfast Club host explained that such a move would “not stop white supremacy, it would not stop racism.”