ABC News Digs Up Video of Jimmy Carter Announcing Ban on Iranian Immigration - The Rush Limbaugh Show December 11, 2015 RUSH: Grab sound bite number two. This is April 7, 1980. April 7, 1980. I was working for the Kansas City Royals, my second of five years there. I was 29-years-old. This is ABC's World News Tonight. Sam Donaldson reporting about Jimmy Carter cutting ties with Iran. DONALDSON: After meeting with his advisors for two-and-a-half hours to review the decisions, Mr. Carter came down to the pressroom to announce them. CARTER: The militants controlling the embassy have stated they are willing to turn the hostages over to the government of Iran, but the government has refused to take custody of the American hostages. This lays bare the full responsibility of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Revolutionary Council. DONALDSON: The president ordered four steps immediately: A complete break in diplomatic relations: Iranian diplomats must leave the United States by tomorrow midnight. Official sanctions preventing exports to Iran. An inventory of frozen Iranian assets of over $8 billion, and a virtual shutting off of all Iranian immigration into this country by refusing new visas to Iranian citizens. Moreover, the president warned these four steps may be just the beginning. CARTER: Other action may become necessary if these steps do not produce the prompt release of the hostages. RUSH: And what is this, everybody saying that Trump's violating the Constitution, breaking the law, embarrassing us here? Jimmy Carter, 1980. I think we may have forced ABC to go to their archives and produce that. They put it on their website, anyway. You heard it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Josh Earnest. Grab audio sound bite 25. This is how the Democrats in chapter 89,000 in the Democrats trying to help the Republican Party book. This afternoon, White House press briefing, CNN reporterette infobabe, Michelle Kosinski, said, "Twenty-five percent of Americans in a poll support Trump's plan to halt allowing Muslims into the country temporarily." Now, in other polls, it's much more than 25%. In many polls, it's a majority. But I guess she's talking about her own poll at CNN. Anyway, 25%. "Does that number surprise you, Josh? I mean, as much as you can separate out one particular view from the majority view, the numbers don't lie. That's a big chunk of people, Josh. And to what would you attribute that amount of support for something that you described as 'morally reprehensible'?" EARNEST: What we are seeing here is a pretty cynical attempt on the part of one Republican politician to capitalize on people's fears and anxieties and divide the American public solely for personal political gain, and that's offensive. The continued insistence on the part of Republican candidates for president and other leaders in the Republican Party that they would vote for somebody, potentially, for president of the United States who holds such offensive, divisive views that run counter to the very values of this country, is, in and inventories alarming and does not bode well for the future of the Republican Party.