Rush Limbaugh: The White House And Media Are Making Mandela's Death 'All About Obama'

12/06/2013 04:40 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh lashed out the White House and the media on Friday, accusing both parties of making Nelson Mandela's death all about President Barack Obama.

During his Friday radio show, Limbaugh claimed Obama was "doing everything and anything he can to link himself to Mandela."

Via a transcript from Limbaugh's website:

Without Mandela there might not have been an Obama? I'll tell you who's putting this out there. It's Obama doing everything and anything he can to link himself to Mandela, and the Clintons are the same thing. We got a nickname for him, The Funeral Crashers. I mean, they'll show up anywhere where there's a camera. This kind of stuff, the Drive-Bys, I'm telling you, they're doing everything they can to make the news of Mandela's death all about Obama.

Shortly after the news broke Thursday that Mandela died, Obama praised the South African leader for achieving "more than could be expected of any man."

"I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life," Obama said, referencing protests against apartheid as one of his first political actions. "I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example set by Nelson Mandela."

Limbaugh dismissed Obama's words, pointing a finger at the media for always making the conversation about one man -- the president.

"Now, if you're Obama -- speaking quite honestly here, folks -- who could blame Obama for thinking everything is about him?," Limbaugh said Friday. "The media makes everything about him."

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