President Trump met with Sarah Palin, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent in the Oval Office yesterday…. Nugent, who once said that “Donald Trump is as close to Ted Nugent as you’re going to get in politics,” shares with the president a long history of violent and bigoted language. At one concert, Nugent told Barack Obama to “suck on my machine gun,” before making similar threats against Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. He eventually earned himself a visit from the Secret Service after repeatedly threatening Obama, whom he called a “subhuman mongrel,” and saying that if Obama were to win re-election in 2012, Nugent “will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Nugent also called for both Obama and Clinton to be “hung” and posted a video on his Facebook page of Clinton being shot. The National Rifle Association board member has similarly fantasized about shooting migrants crossing the border, wished that the South had won the Civil War, and posted several anti-Semitic memes warning that gun control is a Jewish plot and mocking Holocaust victims.
If you’ve found yourself wondering just how quickly the White House has turned into a haven for bigots, homophobes, xenophobes, and haters of all stripes, you should now have all the proof you need. Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent visited The Worst President EVER © on Wednesday. The picture of them standing, with Kid Rock, around Donald Trump’s desk in the Oval Office is enough to engage any decent American’s gag reflex.
Nice work, America; this country is now being run by idiots and bullies…and you put them in charge.
Where's a MOAB when you need one? pic.twitter.com/hTCq7zGA2C
— Donald J. Trump (@BiglyPrez) April 20, 2017
I can think of no circumstance in which Nugent and Palin should be allowed anywhere near the Oval Office, much less posing for a picture like smiling jackasses. Kid Rock has a reputation for being something of a misogynist, but at least he’s not known for the sort of hateful ignorance and offensiveness Nugent and Palin wear like a badge of honor.
Remember when Donald Trump promised to be “a President for ALL Americans?” Remember when it became clear that by “ALL Americans” he meant “Conservative White Christians?” That he’s cast his lost with racists, bigots, and haters of all stripes is beyond doubt.
That Trump is proud to be associated with intellectual and moral lightweights isn’t particularly surprising. He’s long embraced the support of White supremacists and even has one on his White House staff (Stephen Bannon). That he sees nothing amiss with that says all one needs to know about his (lack of) commitment to equality and equal treatment.
I hate that I feel this way, but there’s no way to sugar-coat it: Our President is a pig. Each time he tweets or opens his mouth, I have to stifle my gag reflex. He’s a sad, sorry excuse for a human being…and before he’s done he may well destroy much of what’s good about America. That’s he proudly embracing cretins like Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin can only be considered a matter of national shame and embarrassment.
Congratulations to America’s Lowest Common Denominator ©, who elected a man already demonstrating himself to be The Worst President EVER ©.