Ted Nugent has said a lot of appalling things in the last few years, and the New York Times really does not want you thinking about that when you consider Nugent’s evening in the White House Wednesday. According to Glenn Thrush’s report on the dinner Donald Trump hosted for Sarah Palin, Nugent, and Kid Rock, Nugent is “a guitar demigod, knife-between-the-teeth hunter and conservative provocateur.”
Serious question: Did Thrush lift that directly from a Nugent press release?
Casually dropped into the middle of a series of gushing quotes from Nugent about how amazing the White House evening was, we learn that he “has referred to former President Barack Obama as a ‘mongrel’ and to Hillary Clinton with an array of unflattering epithets.” Uh, yes, that’s one way of putting it.
To put it another way: “Subhuman mongrel.” “Toxic cunt.” “Suck my machine gun.” “Worthless bitch.” And those are just the things this man who “continue[s] to use the word nigger at one time or another” has said publicly. Makes you wonder what he said in his four hours hanging out at the White House with Donald Trump, doesn’t it?
Thrush’s article has some cute little details if you think there’s anything cute about violent racists in the White House, but either way, there’s no excuse for giving Nugent a platform for this:
Mr. Nugent chortled when asked if he regretted his comments about Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton.
“No! I will never apologize for calling out evil people,” he said, arguing that Mr. Obama “intentionally dismantled the American dream for eight years.”
By, you know, presidenting while black. Not that Glenn Thrush and the New York Times are indelicate enough to spell that out.