'Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Cochise, Chesty Puller, General Patton, Rosa Parks, and Me'
In a Facebook Live video Thursday afternoon Ted Nugent rambled on about his visit to the White House at the invitation of PresidentÂ Donald Trump. The 68-year old rocker and gun activist sat down to dinner with the president and two other guests of note: Sarah Palin and Kid Rock. Both Palin and Nugent posted photos to Facebook.
Nugent posted this photo:
And Palin posted this photo of the trio mocking Hillary Clinton:
Nugent of course is one of the most offensive characters ever allowed inside the Oval Office.
ThinkProgress described Nugent as "a man whoÂ became the target of a Secret Service investigationÂ after he said in 2012 that if President Obama were reelected, Nugent would 'either be dead or in jail by this time next year.'"
Nugentâ€™s 2012 comments about Obamaâ€Šâ€”â€Šwho he has called a â€œpiece of shitâ€ and a â€œsubhuman mongrelâ€â€Šâ€”â€Šare far from the only threat heâ€™s made against prominent Democrats. As theÂ Daily Beast chronicled, Nugent discussed shooting Harry Reid during the National Rifle Associationâ€™s annual meeting in 2015. In January 2016, he called for both Obama and Clinton to â€œbe tried for treason & hung.â€ Nugent once called Clinton a â€œworthless bitchâ€ and called for her to â€œride one of these [guns] into the sunset.â€ He told Obama to â€œsuck on my machine gun.â€
There's more, but you get the picture.
In that Facebook Live video, Nugent, who in 2015 defended the word "n*gger," and in the '90's defended apartheid, said:
"The dust has not settled yet in Washington, D.C., because an enormous, inescapable, overwhelming... hum, we the people, crowbar, swinging wildly, like Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Cochise, Chesty Puller, General Patton, Rosa Parks, and me."
It's not exactly clear what all those he named have in common, although, with the exception of Chesty Puller, most are known for having stood up to the U.S. government or fought unjust laws.
It's unclear what unjust laws Nugent thinks he has fought, although he sits on the board of directors of the NRA.
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