Ted Nugent appeared on CBS This Morning in his first interview since his meeting with secret service agents about his comments that were taken as a threat against President Barack Obama.
Ted Nugent, back in April, said on a radio show that he would either be dead or in jail this time next year if Obama was re-elected into office. He publically supports the Romney campaign was talking about having to be aggressive to get Mitt into office. That was taken as a threat.
Ted Nugent said of the incident, “I feel sorry for liberal who can be that brain-dead to take a clear statement of fear on my part and turn it into a threat on somebody else.” “I don’t think their [Secret Service] concern was that I threatened someone, I think their concern is that someone claimed I threatened someone. In fact, I got to tell you, and I don’t mean to put any professionally on the spot, but—and I don’t have the greatest hearing in the word – but I thought I heard something to the point of, ‘I didn’t think so.’”
Ted Nugent claims the meeting was about 35-40 minutes and he described it as “adorable.”
Ted Nugent then went on a rant about his charity work, which was unprovoked, and proceeded to yell, “I’m an extremely loving, passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of the political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damn nice guy. And if you can find a screening process more powerful than that I’ll [BLEEP], [BLEED],[BLEED], [BLEEP].” One such bleep was aimed at a female CBS news producer who was off camera.
Ted Nugent also claims he was disappointed by the cancellation of one his shows for the Army, who he sees as a big part of his fan base. Ted Nugent said, “To think that there’s a bureaucrat in the United States Army that would consider the use or abuse of First Amendment rights in determining who is going to perform at an Army base is an insult and defiles the sacrifices of those heroes who fought for the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights.”