After a number of Democrats gained their midterm election races in Michigan, American singer Ted Nugent slammed voters in that state and accused them of wanting to show the “as soon as nice” state right into a “California shithole.”
“Actual God nation household Michiganiacs are heartbroke that extra of us need the as soon as nice state of Michigan to show right into a California shithole,” Nugent wrote on his Fb Wednesday. “Downright insane cultural suicide. Thanks for nothing a**holes.”
Michigan voters elected Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as their governor. Democrats Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens additionally took two seats within the Home that have been beforehand held by Republicans. As well as, Dana Nessel gained the legal professional basic race, Jocelyn Benson emerged victorious as secretary of state and Debbie Stabenow gained a Senate seat.
Nugent’s remark was not stunning given he’s an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and exhibits no restraint in voicing his political views on his Fb web page. His phrase selection mirrored that of Trump, supposedly.
Trump reportedly referred to as African nations, Haiti and El Salvador “shithole international locations” throughout an immigration assembly with lawmakers within the Oval Workplace in January. And earlier this month, Trump’s former private lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded responsible to eight legal counts in particular counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, instructed Self-importance Truthful that Trump in 2013 stated: “Identify one nation run by a black person who’s not a shithole … Identify one metropolis.”
Nugent, a Nationwide Rifle Affiliation member, throughout a gun speak with Infowars host Alex Jones in April likened Democrats to coyotes that ought to be shot.
“There are rabid coyotes working round, you do not wait until you see one to go get your gun, preserve your gun useful,” he stated. “And each time you see one, you shoot one.”
In February, Nugent shared a narrative alleging that Parkland capturing survivor and activist David Hogg was an actor skilled to advocate for gun management. Nugent was extensively criticized for doing so.
The singer has expressed his dislike for California as a result of it’s a deep blue state. He confirmed up for Republican candidates in August and September and performed throughout Trump’s marketing campaign rallies in Michigan in 2016.
The Detroit Metro Occasions in its “Metropolis Slang” weblog Thursday hit out on the musician with a publish titled, “Ted Nugent referred to as Michigan a shithole after election—possibly now we could be freed from him.”
“Do not learn Ted Nugent’s Fb,” the publish acknowledged. “Simply do not.”
Democrats additionally flipped the Home of Representatives within the midterms however misplaced seats to the GOP within the Senate.