Oval aw­ful­ness

Prez wel­comes racist Nu­gent and pals

New York Daily News - - PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRST 100 DAYS - BY ADAM EDEL­MAN

ROCKER Ted Nu­gent — who once said he wanted Barack Obama to “suck on my ma­chine gun” — had din­ner at the White House with Pres­i­dent Trump on Wed­nes­day night.

“Well well well looky looky here boo­gie chillin’. . . your 1 & only Mo­tor City Mad­man . . . dined with Pres­i­dent Don­ald J Trump at the White House!” Nu­gent wrote on Face­book af­ter his get-to­gether with Trump, Kid Rock and for­mer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The trio also spent time with Trump in the Oval Of­fice.

Palin — an early high-profile Trump sup­porter — said the Pres­i­dent in­vited her and told her she could bring some friends. She in­vited Kid Rock and Nu­gent, who once de­fended apartheid by say­ing black South Africans “walk around naked” and “wipe their butts with their hands.”

In 2012, Nu­gent was ques­tioned by the Se­cret Ser­vice for mak­ing threats against then Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, whom he has also called “a piece of s--t.”

The “Cat Scratch Fever” singer and NRA board mem­ber, in lengthy posts on Face­book and his blog, said Thurs­day the group griped about po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness at din­ner.

“We dis­cussed . . . how en­trenched sta­tus quo po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness has wrecked ev­ery­thing it has touched and how his administration is fo­cused and ded­i­cated to get back to the U.S. con­sti­tu­tional ba­sics of govern­ment of, by and for the peo­ple,” Nu­gent wrote.

“We dis­cussed specif­i­cally the coun­ter­pro­duc­tive fol­lies of the En­dan­gered Species Act and the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, as well as the US Fish & Wildlife Ser­vice, BLM (Bureau of Land Man­age­ment) and other out of con­trol bu­reau­cra­cies,” he added.

One photo from the White House showed a mug­ging Palin, Rock, whose real name is Bob Ritchie, and Nu­gent pos­ing in front of a por­trait of Hil­lary Clin­ton from her time as First Lady.

Nu­gent has in the past called Clin­ton a “worth­less b---h” who should be “hung” and has joked about her get­ting shot.

Nu­gent, a fer­vent gun en­thu­si­ast, has been out­spo­ken in his sup­port of con­ser­va­tive causes and sup­ported Trump dur­ing the campaign.

The mu­si­cian has also re­peat­edly made racist and anti-Semitic state­ments and drew at­ten­tion to Trump’s sup­port from ques­tion­able groups.

In Fe­bru­ary 2016, he posted an image on Face­book of prom­i­nent Jewish politi­cians like Michael Bloomberg, Cal­i­for­nia Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and oth­ers, each be­side an Is­raeli flag un­der the ban­ner “So who is re­ally be­hind gun con­trol?”

Palin, too, is a fer­vent Trump sup­porter and was cred­ited with help­ing pro­vide him mo­men­tum when she en­dorsed the then-can­di­date in Iowa right be­fore that state’s cau­cuses.

“A great night at the White House,” she wrote on Face­book Thurs­day.

The 2008 GOP vice pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee said, “It was the high­est honor to have great Amer­i­cans who are in­de­pen­dent, hard­work­ing, pa­tri­otic, and un­afraid share com­mon sense so­lu­tions at the White House.”

As for her choice of guests, she said she picked the pair “be­cause Je­sus was booked.”

“The com­pany was won­der­ful and din­ner was be­yond su­perb, with baked Alaska for dessert,” she wrote. “Thanks to the out­stand­ing White House staff, chefs, Se­cret Ser­vice, and of course the Pres­i­dent for mak­ing it such a spe­cial evening.”

Trump shakes hands with Nu­gent, who once called Barack Obama a “sub­hu­man.” The rocker also posed with Palin and Kid Rock, mak­ing taunt­ing ges­tures at Hil­lary Clin­ton por­trait.

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