Kid Rock said that former President Donald Trump asked him for an assist when writing a tweet about ISIS, probed the crooner on how he would handle North Korea and showed him maps in the Oval Office.
‘I make dirty records sometimes. What the f ** k am I doing here? ‘ Kid Rock said of the pinch-me moments with the former commander-in-chief during an interview that aired Monday night with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson.
Kid Rock, who rolled up to the interview with Carlson in a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’-branded Rolls Royce, told the Fox primetime host that he met Trump in 2017 when the then-president asked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to ‘bring some interesting people’ to dinner.
‘She called me and Ted, Ted Nugent, and I was like, hell yes. Ended up there. We end up becoming buddies and spend a lot of time on the golf course now, ‘Kid Rock explained.
‘And it’s really weird – get phone calls from him and stuff. It’s just kind of mind-blowing, ‘the country star added.
Kid Rock said that former President Donald Trump asked him for an assist when writing a tweet about ISIS and probed the crooner on how he would handle the situation in North Korea
Kid Rock’s political resume: From calling Clinton a ‘goddamned pimp’ to supporting the Iraq War
The five-time Grammy nominee attended Romeo High School in Michigan
Made supportive statements about presidents in both parties including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump
Said Clinton was ‘a goddamned pimp’ for getting away with his affair with Monica Lewinsky
Identifies as a Republican, but has said he’s more ‘to the middle’ on social issues
Supported the Iraq War
Told The New York Daily News in 2003, ‘We got to kill that mother-f ** ker Saddam. He slit his throat. Kill him and the guy in North Korea ‘
Played at Obama’s inauguration
Campaigned for Mitt Romney in 2012, and endorsed Ben Carson in 2015 before becoming a Trump supporter
In 2015 he said he supported the legalization of pot, cocaine and heroin – and while he’s a gun collector he told The Guardian, ‘I don’t think crazy people should have guns.’
Flirted with running for the US Senate in 2017 against Michigan’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Kid Rock (right) sat down with Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson (left) for an interview that aired Monday night
Kid Rock recalled one session with Trump when the now ex-president ‘ended the caliphate,’ a reference to the Islamic State terror group that took over parts of Iraq.
‘He wanted to put out a tweet. And it was like – I don’t like to speak out of school, I hope I’m not – but he said something like … and I’m paraphrasing – but it was like, “If you ever joined the caliphate, and trying to do this, you’re going to be dead, “‘the rocker recalled.
Trump asked Kid Rock his thoughts on the tweet, Kid Rock said.
‘I go, “Awesome. Like, yes tweet that out.” I was like, “I can’t add anything better than [that]”‘he said.
Kid Rock said when the actual tweet came out it was ‘reworded and more political and like a little politically correct.’
He also said he and Trump would be ‘looking at maps and s ** t.’
‘And I’m like – I’m like, “Am I supposed to be like in on this s ** t?’ Kid Rock said.
There have been a number of questions raised about Trump’s handling of classified documents and materials during his time in office – and even after – as the National Archives said last month that he took classified materials with him to Mar-a-Lago after leaving office.
Kid Rock (right) – sporting a ‘bull – Schiff’ shirt – told Carlson about how much fun Trump (left) is as a golf partner
Trump (center) met Kid Rock (second from right) when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (left) invited him to a 2017 White House dinner with the then president
(from left) Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Palin gather around Trump in the Oval Office during a 2017 visit to the White House
‘What do you think we should do about North Korea?’ Kid Rock also said he was asked. ‘I’m like, what? I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this. ‘
Kid Rock also said that Trump is ‘so much fun’ to play golf with.
‘He just knows how to have fun. He doesn’t take it too seriously, ‘the rock star continued. ‘He’s engaging. It’s just – he’s just cutting it up, just open with politics. ‘
Kid Rock told Carlson ‘it was a little different there’ after the election, adding that Trump seemed ‘great’ after losing the 2020 race that he refused to concede to now President Joe Biden.
‘He’s still the same guy. He sits down, he just cuts it up. He just starts cutting it up. It’s just how sharp he is, it’s incredible, ‘he said. ‘And you can see now, if you watch a Joe Biden interview, and you watch a Trump interview, you’re just like there’s no comparison.’
He said that because Trump ‘speaks off the cuff … sometimes you get it wrong.’
‘But I would way rather hear somebody come from here and get it wrong once in a while than see this contrived – pretty much every politician, until he came along, at some level, everything was scripted,’ Kid Rock argued.
‘I have stood next to him in the White House and right next to him with the prepared notes, and watched him read like one sentence, and then just let’s go. And you’re like, this is awesome, ‘Kid Rock added.
Kid Rock also revealed that there were far more pro-Trump people in Hollywood than is commonly believed.
The rocker said that people within Trump’s orbit ‘were naming “out” Hollywood people.’
‘And they kept going like, “Yes, they’re in the closet.” And I’m like, “Those people are all gay? That’s nuts.” And they’re like, “No, no, no, they’re closet Trump fans.” I’m like oh man … that was kind of mind-blowing, ‘Kid Rock said.
‘Like, I’m not going to talk out of school on these people. They obviously don’t want to be out in the open about it, for whatever reasons they have. But, yes, there’s a ton of them. They have no idea, ‘the musician added.