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Ted Nugent Vows To Abandon Hateful Rhetoric After Virginia Shooting

June 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Entertainment Weekly reports that in an interview with Curtis & Eboni, of WABC Radio in New York, Ted Nugent said that he plans to drop his hateful rhetoric after the shooting of a Republican congressman and several others in Alexandria, Virginia. Nugent has in the past has told President Barack Obama to “suck on my machine gun,” said Hillary Clinton should be hanged for treason and was visited by the Secret Service after saying he might be “dead or in jail” if Obama was re-elected in 2012.

He said: “At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me that I just can’t use those harsh terms. I cannot, and I will not, and I encourage even my friends-slash-enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other. I’m going to take a deep breath and I am going to back it down, and if it gets fiery, if it gets hateful, I’m going away. I’m not going to engage in that kind of hateful rhetoric anymore. I’ve got to get my psyche in tune [so] that I can still hold the ground — and I can be feisty, I can be fiery, I can be passionate. But I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence. I have never referenced violence; I’ve said some smart-ass stuff in the past.

He was called out for what he said in the past by cohost Eboni Williams, who said: “Come on, Ted. I think some people might have certainly taken it that way for sure.

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