Ted Nugent declares Donald Trump “the greatest president of our lifetime”, performs the US national anthem at rally

“Live it up, have a good hunting season, kill lots of shit,”

Ted Nugent onstage

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Ted Nugent has declared Donald Trump as “the greatest president of our lifetime” and performed the US national anthem at a rally in Muskegon, Michigan last weekend (17 October).

“God bless real Michigan, god bless real America, god bless the greatest president in our lifetime, Donald Trump,” Nugent said. “We will make America great again and we will make Michigan great again.”

“Live it up, have a good hunting season, kill lots of shit,” the guitarist proclaimed before launching into a rendition of The Star-spangled Banner. Watch a video of Nugent’s appearance, published by Michigan news site MLive, here:

Nugent, known for his conservative political views, was investigated by the US Secret Service back in 2012 after making a comment about then-president Barack Obama, who was seeking reelection at the time.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said to a crowd at a National Rifle Association convention at the time.

As the US presidential election draws near, several artists have taken a more active role in how their music is used in campaign rallies. A few days ago (17 October), John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival issued a cease-and-desist order against Donald Trump over his campaign’s use of Fortunate Son at rallies.

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