Ted Nugent and Kid Rock accompanied Sarah Palin on a visit to the White House to meet President Donald Trump, and the pictures of the man who called former President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel” — and was once investigated by the Secret Service for making threats against Obama standing next to the current president in the Oval Office — were widely circulated on social media. But that raises the question, what do a reality TV president and the singer behind a song like “Jailbait” talk about?
Luckily, the New York Times got Nugent on the phone to talk about the personal tour of the White House that they received from Trump. Nugent said that they discussed “health, fitness, food, rock ’n’ roll, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, secure borders, the history of the United States, guns, bullets, bows and arrows, North Korea [and] Russia” among other topics.
Nugent said that Trump showed his visitors the Lincoln Bedroom and shared a dinner of baked alaska with his guests. The Times notes that it’s unknown whether Trump expected Nugent and Kid Rock, as the invite was for Palin with several plus ones allowed for friends.
Palin later joked that she invited the pair “because Jesus was booked.”
The group also took a pointed photo in front of the official portrait of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nugent claims that they were asked to stick up their middle fingers in the photo, but the man who wrote a song called “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” had a rare moment of restraint and “politely declined.”
“Let the juxtaposition speak for itself,” he said.