Rush Limbaugh blasted President Obama on Wednesday for thanking the Native Americans and using "every cliché" during the White House's official Thanksgiving proclamation.
The conservative radio talk show host said he was so shocked by Obama's "wildly distorted" version of the holiday that he initially thought it was "a prank."
Limbaugh read the President's words and added his own commentary.
"This Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on the compassion and contributions of Native Americans, whose skill in agriculture helped the early colonists survive, and whose rich culture continues to add to our Nation's heritage," Obama said in the declaration.
Limbaugh added, "…at their casinos and on their reservations."
In the proclamation, Obama said "This spirit brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe — who had been living and thriving around Plymouth for thousands of years."
The radio host chimed in, "So, we were the invaders. The Indians were minding their own business. We were incompetent idiots. We didn't know how to feed ourselves so they came along and showed us how and that's what Thanksgiving is all about."
Limbaugh complained that Obama said "nothing about the Constitution in his Thanksgiving Day proclamation because he's got a problem with it."
He explained to the caller what he thought the "real" story of Thanksgiving:
"The true story of Thanksgiving is how socialism failed," the radio host tells a caller, adding "the Indians didn't teach us capitalism" and that "we shared our bounty with them… because we first failed as socialists."
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