WATCH: Rush Limbaugh receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Melania Trump during State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the 2020 State of the Union, just a day after the conservative radio host announced that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

During his address, President Donald Trump described Limbaugh as “a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans,” and called him “the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet.”

Trump continued: “Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

First lady Melania Trump then presented Limbaugh with the medal as those seated nearby gave a standing ovation.

Source: State of the Union 2020: Rush Limbaugh receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

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