Limbaugh: Media Trying to Make Mandela’s Death All About Obama

The widespread coverage of Nelson Mandela‘s death has included some pieces on how Mandela’s activism more or less gave way to the U.S. electing President Obama. Rush Limbaugh found it somewhat crass that the media’s trying to make the death of a global icon all about Obama.

Limbaugh blamed Obama himself for much of this coverage, saying he’s “doing everything and anything he can to link himself to Mandela.” He took a jab at the Clintons (“funeral-crashers”) for doing the same, before targeting the media’s need to weave Obama into the narrative:

They’re doing everything they can to make the news of Mandela’s death all about Obama… Who could blame Obama for thinking everything is about him? The media makes everything about him.

Limbaugh also mocked Obama’s sit-down with Chris Matthews as a bit of a loveliest, saying that for Obama to constantly hear praise from people like Matthews, “you might be excused for thinking that you are the most important person in the world and that everything is about you.”

Listen to the audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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