After conservative rocker Ted Nugent called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" and "liar," he promised not to call him any more names.
“I won’t call him names anymore. I’m going to get right down to the nitty-gritty and identify the criminal behavior by the people abusing power in the United States government,” he said, according to the Washington Times.
Last month in an interview with Guns.com, the 65-year old called the president a "subhuman mongrel."
"I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."
After negative reaction from all sides, Nugent (halfway) apologized via CNN.
“They think I’ll be more effective if I back off that Detroit street fighter rock ‘n’ roll stage rhetoric,” he said. “I’m here to tell you that I’m going to do that because I do respect people like Gov. Perry and the great Greg Abbott and Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.”
He added, "Instead of using terms like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ I'm going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor period. Over and over again he lies about Benghazi. He's lying about the IRS."
However, immediately after the apology, Nugent complained about the amount of bias in the media, attacking CNN, the very network he was on at the time. He pointed out comments made by Obama on The View where he himself used the word "mongrel."
In the 2010 interview on The View, Obama had said,"The interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is we are sort of a mongrel people. I mean we're all kind of mixed up. That's actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it. So I'm less interested in how we label ourselves and more interested in how we treat each other."
Nugent continues to argue that the president is intentionally "creating class warfare."
Then on Monday night in an interview with Erin Burnett, Nugent once again lashed out with the name-calling after promising to subside.
"The president is a bad man," Nugent said on OutFront. "I want to make sure that Americans are encouraged to be the best that they can be, not to be compensated for not even trying. I really believe history will show that I've been right and the president and CNN was wrong."
In the Monday night interview, Nugent also took credit for the cancellation of Piers Morgan's show. "I got Piers Morgan's ass thrown out."
When he vowed to do the same with Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer, Burnett said, "Don't talk about my colleagues that way."
Later in the show, Nugent insisted that he never used the word "chimpanzee" when referring to Obama.
Ironically, all of this controversy falls here in February: Black History Month.
"I have nothing against any race," Nugent said. In fact, my whole life is dedicated to my black heroes, my black musical heroes. I have no - not a racist bone in my body."
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