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Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the rock band The Pretenders, and gave a startling message to the President’s Home, on Monday, said her father, “it would have been so pleased to hear that the president has honored the controversial, conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Limbaugh was honored during the Home’s State of the Union address earlier this month, when the syndicated radio host announced that he was battling advanced lung cancer.”
A lot of the fans of Limbaugh, are used to hearing the sound of the Pretenders tune, “My City Was Gone” on his show.
Hynde, 68, wrote in an open letter to the president on Twitter as a protest calling for the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to the United States of america. Hynde explained that it was her father, and the worship of Limbaugh, that prompted her to leave the show with her hit record.
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“An open Letter to @realDonaldTrump, the President of the United States of america. Dear Mr. President, I often think of my father, Melville “Bud” Hynde, who proudly served his country as a Marine, on Guadalcanal, it would be nice to be your Chair. [p1]” Hynde, who wrote in a series of numbered tweets.
“The other day, when you gave that award to Rush Limbaugh, my dad would be happy,” she explained. “He loved listening to Rush, and that’s why I did my song, “My City Was Gone’, that used to be on his radio show. My dad and I didn’t always see eye-to-eye. We talked to a lot of [p2.]”
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Hynde went on to say, “But isn’t that the American way? The right to disagree without having your head chopped off? Soon, I will take part in a protest in London against the extradition of Julian Assange. I know that my dad was going to be harmed in any way, but I don’t feel strong enough to do it [p3.].”
“I believe it is the right thing to protest against the continued punishment of a man who was trying to defend Freedom, but in a way that you enjoy, do not agree with you. I know that Mr Assange broke the law (as I have done for the defence of the treatment of animals), but I don’t think [p4.] he has been properly punished and should now be free of charge. Keep in mind with my comment. With kind regards, Chrissie Hynde on @ThePretendersHQ (@MrsC_Assange),” Hynde adds.
Hynde’s message was immediately met with both criticism and praise, as the singer-songwriter has been vocal about a number of the conservative beliefs of the past.
“Your approach is civil and respectful. We should have a dialogue like that. The two sides will be able to learn from this approach,” one Twitter user wrote. Another commenter echoed the sentiment, calling Hynde, “an honest, self-honest, really, really liberal, liberal,” adding, “people like you are a hard-to-find – your are a valuable person. God bless you.”
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Others said they were “disappointed” with Hynde, extending a proverbial olive branch to the president.
“I’ve always wondered, how did he get permission to use your song,” one commenter wrote. “It’s okay to love your father and still not make any representations on his view of the world, Chrissie.”
Chrissie Hynde said her father would be “delighted” to have been to the President’s Home to honor Rush Limbaugh.
“Credit card Chrissie, someone hacked your twitter account, on the right.
After He announced that Limbaugh would be given the award, and the president is faced with the criticism and the praise for bestowing the high honor of the right-of-radio-base – an honor that has been given to the likes of Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson or Mother Teresa, as well.
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The First lady, Melania Trump, will present the medal at a show to numb the emotional and Limbaugh, and added the award to him.
Fox News, by Joseph A. Wulfsohn, contributed to this report.