Rush Limbaugh ‘Frankly Surprised’ and ‘Puzzled’ by Trump Accepting Palin’s Endorsement

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 4.34.04 PMAn unusually inarticulate Rush Limbaugh was at pains Wednesday to explain what, exactly, he found so confounding about Donald Trump accepting Sarah Palin‘s endorsement.

First off, it “somewhat puzzled” Rush that Trump accepted an endorsement at all. “I look at Trump as a genuine outsider,” Limbaugh said, “as somebody who doesn’t do anything by the book in politics,” and yet there The Donald was — accepting an endorsement and, in an uncharacteristically politic gesture, quietly enduring Palin’s 20-minute scattershot aria with only the slightest flash of bemusement.

“I did not see Sarah’s speech, but I saw soundbites of it,” Limbaugh explained.

In those clips of the speech that he did observe, Limbaugh says:

I saw Trump standing aside while she was at the podium, and he’s not the kind of guy that stands aside. He just isn’t. He’s that dominant. He is that huge to give up the podium even to somebody endorsing him, sponsoring him. I’m not criticizing it. Don’t anybody misunderstand. I’m just telling you what I think here. Do with it what you want.

Since yesterday, conservatives have expressed both bafflement and outrage that a Tea Party darling threw her weight behind a candidate many view as a GOP interloper.

Limbaugh, for one, appears to be at a loss for words.

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