Here’s Sarah Palin, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent visiting Donald Trump’s White House

Ted Nugent has threatened both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — but gets an Oval Office visit!

By Matthew Rozsa

Staff Writer

Published April 20, 2017 1:59PM (EDT)

 (Twitter/Jake Tapper/Screen Montage by Salon)
(Twitter/Jake Tapper/Screen Montage by Salon)

Rocker Ted Nugent, who once referred to Hillary Clinton as a "devilbitch," visited President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday night while accompanied by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and professional terrible rapper Kid Rock.

"So today is the 242nd anniversary of The Shot Heard Round The World is it!," Nugent posted on Facebook, alongside a picture of him grinning and shaking Trump's hand. "Well well well looky looky here boogie chillin', I got your Shot Heard Round The World right here in big ol greazyass Washington DC where your 1 & only MotorCity Madman WhackMaster StrapAssasin1 dined with President Donald J Trump at the WhiteHouse to Make America Great Again! Got that? Glowing all American over the top WE THE PEOPLE gory details coming ASAP!! BRACE!"

"A great night at the White House. Thank you to President Trump for the invite!" Palin proclaimed through her Facebook account on Thursday morning. Her post showed three pictures of Palin in the Oval Office, including one of her talking with Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, one of her talking with Trump on her own, and one in which she and Trump are joined by Nugent himself.

In another picture retweeted by CNN's Jake Tapper, Palin and Nugent can be seen ridiculing a portrait of Hillary Clinton from when she served as First Lady. This has ominous undertones, given that Nugent once wrote about Clinton during the 2016 presidential election that "the devilbitch hates everything good about America! VOTE TRUMP!" During a concert in August, Nugent told his audience that Clinton was "one toxic bitch. Now why isn’t that bitch in jail?"

Most ominously, Nugent in January argued that both Clinton and President Barack Obama should "be tried for treason & hung."

It can't be argued that Trump isn't aware of Nugent's violent commentary. When Nugent aroused controversy in 2012 for proclaiming that "if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Trump defended him on Twitter by claiming that Nugent was only using a "figure of speech."

Of course, Trump wasn't nearly as amused last month when Snoop Dogg released a music video in which a Trump clown is pranked into believing that he will be shot in the head.

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer at Salon. He received a Master's Degree in History from Rutgers-Newark in 2012 and was awarded a science journalism fellowship from the Metcalf Institute in 2022.

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