Ask conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh why President Obama refuses to place a travel ban on West African nations mostly affected by the Ebola virus and he’ll tell you.
That’s what the shock jock told listeners on his nationally syndicated radio show on Monday. According to Think Progress, Limbaugh suggested Obama refused to divert flights because he believes that the nation deserves to be infected as payback for slavery.
We can’t make this stuff up.
Responding to a caller on his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh launched into a soliloquy about so-called politically correct liberals who believe that America is responsible for the spread of Ebola in Liberia because that nation was established by freed American slaves. “And if it hadn’t been for that they probably wouldn’t have [Ebola]. So there are some people who think we kind of deserve a little bit of this,” he said, before accusing elected leaders of purposely leaving the country vulnerable to the virus.
“The danger we have now is that we elected people in positions of power and authority who think this or think like this in terms of this country being responsible, this country being to blame for things and it’s that kind of thinking that leads to opposition to shutting down airports from various countries,” Limbaugh explained, referring to the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis.
“It leads to opposition to keeping these people out of the country: ‘How dare we? We can’t turn our back on them! They exist because of us. We can’t turn them away!’” he said.
Truth is, a travel ban wouldn’t make much sense in the fight to curb the deadly virus. According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, implementing a travel ban would impede transport systems used to send supplies and personnel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, which are the hardest hit countries in West Africa.
You can listen to Limbaugh’s rant here. Or save yourself the time and click here to learn more about the deadly virus and how an epidemic in the U.S. isn’t likely to happen.
SOURCE: Think Progress | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty