Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized President Barack Obama’s treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, using a Ferguson analogy to make his point.
Limbaugh alleged Obama and his “buddies” have been trying to “poison the jury pool, like they did in Ferguson," ahead of Netanyahu's big speech to Congress on Tuesday.
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaks during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Julie Smith)
“You look at how Obama has treated and does treat Netanyahu, you would think that Netanyahu was a white policeman from Ferguson, Missouri,” Limbaugh said. “I mean, that’s the conclusion that you would come to. Or that he was one of the cops that choked Eric Garner, or he was one of the jurors in the Trayvon Martin case.”
“I find it despicable what this regime is trying to do with Netanyahu,” he added. “But it makes sense. It’s who they are. They don’t like Netanyahu.”
He also said “Israel is the problem,” according to the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
"The fact is," Limbaugh continued, "Obama is a footnote in history if the media hasn't continually lied for him."