In an exclusive interview, Rush Limbaugh sounded off on media bias, the NFL anthem protests and why he believes the establishment is committed to preventing President Trump's agenda from succeeding.
Talking with Sean Hannity, Limbaugh said the Washington, D.C., establishment is committed to stopping Trump from fixing what's broken in government.
"I'm not exaggerating here. ... They don’t want [and] they can’t afford for him to succeed with his agenda. They can’t afford it," the radio host argued.
Limbaugh said if Trump, an outsider with no political experience, is successful, then the establishment will be exposed.
"The joke is revealed if an outsider with no prior political experience can come in and fix messes that people have been promised would be fixed for 30 years. How does that make them look? They can’t allow that to happen," said Limbaugh.
He said the mainstream media has now been "corrupted by liberalism" and is no longer delivering the news to Americans like they used to.
"They don’t do the news. There is no news. There is the advancement of the Democrat Party agenda, which is 'get rid of Trump,' and they are totally devoted to it," Limbaugh said.
Weighing in on NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, Limbaugh said he "hates" to see what is happening, arguing that the league is driving away a majority of its fans.
"They think they are relating to the majority of their fan base - they’re not," he said, adding he doesn't want to see the NFL diminished and "taken over by a bunch of wusses and left-wing social justice causes."
He argued that the players can protest without doing it on the sideline on gameday during the national anthem.
Watch part two of the sit-down on Friday night at 9pm ET.