David Crosby and Ted Nugent have engaged in a war of words following the ultra-conservative rocker’s White House visit.
On Thursday, Nugent and Kid Rock served as Sarah Palin’s guests when the former vice presidential candidate visited Donald Trump in the White House. Nugent later posted a photo of him and Trump, which Crosby retweeted with the caption, “This picture says it all… the two most insincere smiles in history what a pair of assholes.”
Nugent was informed of Crosby’s tweet Friday during an interview with WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby and lit into the CSNY singer. “David Crosby, he’s kind of a lost soul, and he’s done so much substance abuse throughout his life that his logic meter is gone,” Nugent said. “His reasoning and his depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it doesn’t surprise me, I feel quite sad for the guy.”
Nugent compared the criticism to “the hate from dopers out there, if you smoke enough dope, you just become overwhelmed with hate and ignorance.”
“I’ll never forget when Paul McCartney condemned me for murdering innocent animals because we eat venison,” Nugent added. “And I just responded by saying, you know, I don’t really care what you eat, I’d just like to thank Paul McCartney for enriching our lives with his amazing music.”
When informed of Nugent’s remarks Friday, Crosby responded on Twitter, “Nugent is a brainless twit… I can out-think him without even trying hard.”
Also during the WABC interview, Nugent raved about Trump, giving his term so far an “A-plus” and marveling at Trump’s stamina.
“I was surprised because I know with North Korea, and Russia, and with the border, and with the draining of the swamp, how overwhelming those demands must be, but he didn’t show any of that,” Nugent said. “And I fancy myself quite an energized individual at 68.6 years clean and sober, but I’m afraid I met my match – Donald Trump at 70, I’m telling you, he was a ball of fire.”