Ted Nugent defends Trump's Megyn Kelly smears: "I like to just look at her" while "I sit naked on the couch"

A sexist Trump defense only Nugent could give

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published August 12, 2015 7:45PM (EDT)

Ted Nugent                (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)
Ted Nugent (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Ted Nugent says Megyn Kelly broke his heart as only she could "when she went into the status quo world" by asking Donald Trump an "obnoxious, meaningless, nonsensical, biased question" during last week's Fox News debate, dismissing the cable news star as just someone he likes to watch while sitting naked on his couch and loading his gun.

Media Matters flagged Nugent's appearance on WIBX's "Keeler in the Morning" today, where the right-wing rocker defended Trump by making his own series of disgusting and sexist comments about the Fox News host:

I'm a big fan of Donald Trump because I believe in bold, aggressive, unapologetic truth. Period. And I'm not a fan of Megyn Kelly, although I often turn on Fox just to look at her. Sometimes when I'm loading my [gun ammunition] magazines, I like to just look at her. And I usually sit naked on the couch dropping hot brass on my stuff.


I'm afraid the gorgeous, stunning, otherwise professional and tuned-in Megyn Kelly absolutely fell of the cliff of political correctness when she proposed that obnoxious, meaningless, nonsensical, biased question for Donald Trump.


I think she is playing some games, either that or she's getting bad advice, either that or she's just getting stupid. Either way, Donald Trump is the good guy, currently Megyn Kelly ain't.

"When Megyn Kelly isn't acting like an idiot, God Bless her," Nugent later added, saying that Kelly was "otherwise professional and tuned-in."

Nugent, no stranger to controversial statements, casually went on to reference "Zumba wenches" during a discussion of a SuperBowl ad featuring actress Charlotte McKinney, whom he called a "fine-ass, greasy-ass bitch."

Nugent joined Trumpmania back in July, writing in a WorldNetDaily op-ed that Trump deserved the Medal of Freedom for speaking out against “the professional political punks in D.C.”:

Donald Trump’s message sings to Americans because he doesn’t play politically correct brain-dead games. He calls them like he sees them. That’s refreshing to millions of Americans who believe political correctness is a public cancer that has eroded free speech and everything else good about America.


I dare anybody to show me one word from Trump that isn’t accurate. What sort of denial gagged liar denies that our country is being invaded by drugrunners, murderers and rapists? What sort of denial gagged liar could possibly believe Trump meant legal immigrants?

GOP, your very existence is on the line here. Show some honesty or you’re done

Nugent predicted that if it came down to a Trump third party run, the billionaire would win the race for the White House, but argued that if conservatives voted in similar numbers in 2016 as they had in 2012, America risked becoming "a suburb of Indonesia."

Nugent also congratulated himself for amassing a large Facebook following, saying, "what I reek of is self-evident truth, logic and common sense."  He argued that his millions of Facebook followers actually wanted him to run for president because he was "like Donald Trump on steroids."

Listen to the entire Nugent interview via WIBX:

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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