Ted Nugent Calls for Shooting “Half of Our Government”

Here is your regular reminder of the kind of people Trump calls his friends.

President Donald Trump’s favorite conspiracy theorist Alex Jones recently sat down with Ted Nugent—the rock guitarist and NRA board member who was invited to the White House for a bizarre photo-op last year—for a conversation on the “true, America-hating” evil found in gun control advocates. 

The two are seen ferociously discussing the renewed, unprecedented calls for restricting the sales of firearms, when Nugent starts comparing Democrats to “rabid coyotes” that deserve to be shot.

“Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least,” Nugent warns in a video clip captured by Media Matters

The inflammatory remarks come just one week after he accused the student survivors of February’s Parkland, Florida, shooting of having “no soul.” 

But Nugent doesn’t stop there. He tells Alex Jones, “So come to that realization,” he continues. “There are rabid coyotes running around. You don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun. Keep your gun handy, and every time you see one, you shoot one.” 

Here’s the whole crazy exchange:

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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