RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh claimed Friday that Republicans from North Carolina went to the GOP debate Thursday night to boo Donald Trump.
Hasan Harnett, the chairman of the North Carolina GOP, said, “The claim is completely false.”
The debate was held in North Charleston, South Carolina, which is roughly four and a half hours from Raleigh.
According to a transcript from his show Friday, Limbaugh said: “I have an incredible story here last night — and, by the way, just to give you a little bit of inside data, if you watched the debate last night, did you hear a lot of boos for Trump? Did you wonder about that?
“Well, you knew where it was coming? Where was it coming from? … It might have been the Bush camp, but I’ll tell you where the boo birds were coming from. They were coming from North Carolina.
“The North Carolina GOP bused a bunch of people down there and their express purpose was to try to show that there is no massive support for Trump. They wanted to do some damage. They are grudgingly accepting Ted Cruz now.
“But can you go back just maybe three, four weeks? How many of you remember the Republican establishment embracing Ted Cruz, promoting Ted Cruz, thinking Ted Cruz would be the solution? I mean, it didn’t happen, did it? But it has worked out that way.”