Rush Limbaugh Backs His Controversial Comments On Haiti

January 16th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
Rush LimbaughJan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the international community gears up to provide widespread relief measures to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, American radio show host Rush Limbaugh has managed to create quite a stir with his controversial remarks about providing relief measures to the disaster hit island. The radio show host has refused to budge from his claims that the United States President Barack Obama is using the earthquake hit Caribbean island for his own political gains.

However, the firebrand radio host defended his controversial statements on his show later, when he was confronted by a caller for making the remarks. Rush Limbaugh created quite a buzz lately when he commented that President Barack Obama is perceiving the Haiti disaster as an opportunity to attain political mileage. The host also emphasized that the United States President was providing relief measures in the Caribbean island with the aim of uplifting his credentials in front of the minority community in the country.

Moreover, the 59 year old conservative political commentator went on to say that donations to the Caribbean island were already being done through the U.S. income tax. However, later Rush Limbaugh revealed through his website that he was not intending to discourage the donations to the impoverished nation and added that he only meant that the donations should be through a proper channel such as the Red Cross. Owning to his controversial remarks, the radio host has come under severe criticism. At the same time, his statements are being seen by many as insensitive amidst the widespread devastation in Haiti after the natural calamity.

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