Radio host Rush Limbaugh awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump

Posted at 6:25 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 06:55:10-05

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

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President Donald Trump presented the award during the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Limbaugh, 69, is a staunch Trump supporter. He announced Monday he is battling advanced lung cancer.

A bearded Limbaugh, seated next to first lady Melania Trump, looked stunned as the president announced the award. He eventually stood and saluted Trump and offered a thumbs-up to Republicans in the House chamber.