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Trump drops f-bomb, pulls 180 on coronavirus stimulus in rambling Rush Limbaugh interview

Rush Limbaugh tried to make up for the fact that President Trump shouldn't be out in public right now by holding him a "radio rally" on Friday. Guided in with sounds of a make-believe crowd, Trump spent two hours answering softball questions and receiving heaps of praise from the right-wing radio host, all while levying threats against other countries and changing his mind about a COVID-19 stimulus bill.

Just on Tuesday, Trump called off talks on another round of COVID-19 relief funding until after the election. But he pulled a total 180 on Friday, announcing talks with Democrats were back on. "I am going on the exact opposite now," Trump insisted on Limbaugh's show. "I would like to see a bigger stimulus package than either Democrats or Republicans are offering."

Trump also attacked Black Lives Matter, claiming it's "a racist term" and "a very bad term for Blacks." And in reference to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Trump asserted "The Black community gets it. They don't dig him."

Trump went on to drop an explicit threat against Iran, insisting "if you f--k around with us ... we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before." Kathryn Krawczyk