Rush Limbaugh called the media "idiots" on his radio show Tuesday and explained that their tactics were just leading to President Donald Trump holding on to his administration officials out of spite.
"Look, you idiots," he said after playing a tape of media figures saying Trump adviser Stephen Bannon might be on his way out. "I’ll name your names here in a minute.
"You idiots," he exclaimed, "if you really want Bannon gone, you’ve got to shut up.
"You keep talking like this and they’re never gonna get rid of these people," he said. "They’re never gonna throw them out.
"They’ve learned the lesson. They can’t throw you a bone," he concluded. "You’re like a rabid dog that can’t be treated! You people just learn to shut up. That won’t happen.
"Now they keep harping on getting rid of Bannon," he explained later, "getting Stephen Miller now, Sebastian Gorka. There’s no way Trump can do it with this kind of media pressure. And he may want to, for all I know.
"Somebody in there is leaking," he added. "Somebody in that White House is leaking big time. Somebody’s leaking for their own personal benefit in there. My guess is they know who it is now. And my guess is there are a lot of people in there on thin ice."
A campaign to fire Bannon began on social media after the heinous attack on counterprotesters to white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, took the life of one woman. Detractors pointed to Bannon admitting that he had allowed Breitbart News to become a platform of the "alt-right" when he was the publisher before joining the administration.
Bannon has denied that he a racist, saying that instead of a white nationalist, he considers himself a "economic nationalist."