Rush Limbaugh has signed on for another four years of his radio show, meaning he'll be polluting the airwaves through 2024, and apparently the person to break the news was...Donald Trump.
"The Rush Limbaugh Show" will continue well into the new decade.
Limbaugh, whose contract was due to expire later this year, has renewed his deal, the syndication company Premiere Radio Networks confirmed to CNN Business.
Premiere is a division of the radio giant iHeartMedia. A spokeswoman said Limbaugh renewed a "long-term agreement" and declined to comment on any specific terms, like the length of the new deal.
But according to President Trump, it is a four-year deal.
CNN Business inquired about Limbaugh's status after Trump blurted out the information at a rally in Miami on Friday.
The president was there to launch an "Evangelicals for Trump" coalition. After lodging his usual complaints about news outlets that challenge him, he turned to praise some of his biggest radio and TV boosters.
"We have great people," Trump said. "Rush just signed another four-year contract. He just wants four more years, okay. Rush, Sean Hannity, Laura -- a lot of great people -- Tucker's been great, 'Fox & Friends,' right?"
Trump went on, listing off other supporters in the media. But the Limbaugh shout-out was curious because the host and the syndicator had not announced a new deal yet. Premiere's most recent acknowledgement about Limbaugh's contract was back in August 2016, when he re-upped.
It turns out the president had some inside information -- perhaps from one of Limbaugh's visits to Trump's properties.
Trump and the radio host were seen eating launch and chatting with others at Trump's West Palm Beach golf club a few days before Christmas.
The two men have been allies for many years, pre-dating the president's run for office.
The cult of Trumpism continues to destroy America. Hooray!