Charlamagne tha God tells Rush Limbaugh he’s ‘delusional’ for denying white privilege exists
Rush Limbaugh joined Charlamagne tha God on “The Breakfast Club” to discuss the death of George Floyd, prompting a debate that involved the black host calling Limbaugh “delusional” for saying white privilege doesn’t exist.
Limbaugh’s first appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” a pre-recorded interview that aired Monday, comes after the conservative radio host called Floyd’s death sickening and slammed the three other officers on the scene for not intervening.
“What happened to George Floyd sickened me,” he said on Monday’s show. “I wanted to reach out and tell you all this. I wanted to make sure you have no doubt, and I’m not the only American who feels that way, the senselessness of it.”
“How are you going to going to use your privilege as a white male to combat this prejudice? You got a direct line to Donald Trump,” Charlamagne responded, referring to Trump’s awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Limbaugh at the State of the Union address in February.
“Now wait a minute, I don’t buy into the notion of white privilege,” Limbaugh replied.
“You’re being delusional,” the host shot back.
“That is a liberal political construct right along the lines of political correctness. It’s designed to intimidate and get people to shut up and admit they are guilty for doing things they haven’t done,” Limbaugh argued. “I don’t have any white privilege.”
“You know what white privilege is? White privilege is what happened to George Floyd wouldn’t have happened to a white man,” said Charlamagne.
Charlamagne is co-host of “The Breakfast Club,” which is based at New York’s Power 105.1.
Rolling Stone dubbed the 41-year-old, whose real name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, “hip-hop’s Howard Stern” in 2014.
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