WATCH: Rush Overcome With Emotion as He’s Presented the Medal of Freedom

Moments ago, during his State of the Union address, President Turmp  announces Rush Limbaugh is receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to society.

Melania presents him with the medal on the spot.

Rousing applause rumbled throughout the house in a very emotional moment.

Members of the house shouted “Thank you, Rush!”

Rush was clearly overcome with emotion. 


FoxNews reports a visibly stunned Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, in an emotional moment one day after the conservative talk radio legend announced he was diagnosed with cancer.

“Almost every American family knows the pain when a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. Here tonight is a special man, someone beloved by millions of Americans who just received a Stage 4 advanced cancer diagnosis. This is not good news, but what is good news is that he is the greatest fighter and winner that you will ever meet,” Trump told the radio giant, who appeared to be in tears. “Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.”

He continued, “Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our Nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and that you 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. I will now ask the First Lady of the United States to present you with the honor.”

First lady Melania Trump then presented the medal to an emotional Limbaugh and placed the award on him. “Rush and Kathryn, congratulations,” Trump added.

Many tweeted and sent their love and prayers to Rush.