THE WASHINGTON TIMES – JENNIFER HARPER
It is indeed a political and cultural moment. Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage has been in the nation’s capital this week — a man on a mission, and then some. Mr. Savage, who has not been in Washington for three decades, arrived Sunday and has been broadcasting his daily syndicated show to 10 million listeners via a studio in Washington.
He has been guest at the White House, not only at a West Wing breakfast, but for the state luncheon honoring visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. Mr. Savage had a noteworthy conversation with President Trump in the Oval Office on multiple topics, he says, and another with Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican. Much more talk is likely Wednesday when Mr. Savage goes to the Capitol, he says, to meet with “leading conservatives.”
Like many visitors to Washington — the proverbial city on a hill — he has had a significant experience so far. There’s some patriotism involved, and a profound and immediate sense that yes, this is it — this is the real deal. Mr. Savage says that seeing the authentic, historic sites in person, visiting the National Cathedral or examining the actual Colonial-era paintings he remembers from the school books of his youth — well, they’ve had a positive effect, possibly a palliative one.
“I’m in awe of our great nation,” Mr. Savage told his listeners, following his experiences.
“Washington is much more beautiful than the media would lead you to believe,” he said, also advising that the battle is on for the “soul of the nation.”
On Friday, Mr. Savage heads back to his home base of San Francisco. His take on it all?
“I was called to the mountain,” Mr. Savage advises.
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