‘Absolute piece of sh*t’: Here’s how long it took Ted Nugent to break his ‘civility pledge’ with attack on Obama
During a concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, singer Ted Nugent attacked former President Barack Obama and anyone who likes him. The move comes a little over a month after Nugent pledged that he would clean up his comments and swore he’d be more civil when discussing politics.
According to a Kansas City Star report, Nugent stayed out of politics until he performed his song “Dog Eat Dog.”
He gave a shout out to President Donald Trump, who recently invited him to the White House. Nugent then cheered on members of the U.S. military, saying that he was sorry they had to serve eight years under Trump’s predecessor, Obama. He referred to the previous commander-in-chief as an “absolute piece of sh*t,” and told the audience “if that offends you, you’re a piece of sh*t.”
After a gunman fired on Republican members of Congress practicing ahead of a Congressional softball game, Nugent said he “reevaluated” his language choices. He swore that he would refrain from saying “anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”
“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms,” Nugent confessed. “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.”
This isn’t the first time he’s used the phrase to refer to Obama. He not only called Obama a “piece of sh*t” but also alleged Obama was a “subhuman mongrel” and urged him to “suck on my machine gun.” While campaigning for Trump in 2016, Nugent encouraged Clinton to “ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*tch,” while waving around a machine gun.
The pledge lasted 38 days.