When Donald Trump called into Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Friday he got things started on a striking note: by announcing he would donate $100,000 to Limbaugh’s annual “Leukemia / Lymphoma Cure-A-Thon” fundraising drive.
DONALD TRUMP: I think that’s fantastic. Okay, so here’s the story. You ready?
DONALD TRUMP: Okay — and you can treat me terribly after I do this. It doesn’t make any difference to me how you treat me.
RUSH: Wait a second. Donald, I was wrong, it was over $3 million last year.
DONALD TRUMP: So in honor of you, because I love your show and whenever I can, I listen — and it’s not easy when you’re a business guy, right?
RUSH: I know.
DONALD TRUMP: Because, you know, the timing isn’t so great.
RUSH: That’s exactly right.
DONALD TRUMP: But I listen a lot. In honor of you, $100,000.
RUSH: Oh, my gosh! (chuckles)
DONALD TRUMP: That’s in honor of you, and now you can go and really beat me up. Go ahead, Rush.