Just days after Donald Trump’s campaign expressed phony outrage over the lyrics Jay Z sang at a Hillary Clinton event in Cleveland, Ted Nugent took the stage at a Trump rally in Michigan and grabbed his private parts.
— Correct The Record (@CorrectRecord) November 6, 2016
“I’ve got your blue state right here, baby,” Nugent said while inappropriately groping himself onstage. “Black and blue!”
Trump appeared soon after Nugent, not mentioning his gesture but repeating the new line that his rallies don’t need guitars to draw crowds. The only problem? Nugent had spent the previous half hour playing music, with a guitar, for the audience.
“There’s no guitar” to draw a crowd for his rallies, Trump says, minutes after Ted Nugent played his guitar for a half hour or so.
— Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) November 7, 2016
The Nugent appearance with Trump – highlighted by the rocker’s self-groping – is not likely to help him win Michigan, a state where he is already likely to lose anyway. It’s especially not beneficial for a Republican nominee who is trying to avoid any grope-related discussions.
Still, we shouldn’t have expected Trump to close out his campaign in any other way.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.