According to Kid Rock, former president Donald Trump once asked him for his advice on U.S. policy on Islamic State and North Korea.
Kid Rock made the claim in a new interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson which aired on Monday night (March 21). The 51-year-old musician, who visited the White House in 2017 along with fellow rocker Ted Nugent as well as Sarah Palin, claims that he was “there with [Trump] one day when he ended the caliphate.”
He said (via BLABBERMOUTH.NET) “[Trump] wanted to put out a tweet … I don’t like to speak out of school. I hope I’m not. But … the tweet was, and I’m paraphrasing, but it’s like, you know, ‘If you ever joined the caliphate, you know, trying to do this, you’re going to be dead.’
“He goes, ‘What do you think?’ [I said] ‘Awesome. I can’t add any better.’ But then it comes out and it’s … reworded and more political, to look politically correct. And just, ‘be afraid.”
He also said he and Trump were once “looking at maps. I’m, like, you know, like, ‘Am I supposed to be in on this shit?’ Like I make dirty records sometimes. I do.
“‘What do you think we should do about North Korea?’ I’m like, ‘What? I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this.'”
Kid Rock also commended the former president for speaking “off the cuff”.
“See now, if you watch a Joe Biden interview, and you watch a Trump interview, there’s no comparison. And Trump speaks off the cuff.
“I understand what it’s like, sometimes you get it wrong. But I would way rather hear somebody come from here [the heart] and get it wrong once in a while.”
Kid Rock had previously described himself to The Guardian as “definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues.”
“I am no fan of abortion,” he said, “but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”
Kid Rock is currently promoting his new album, “Bad Reputation”, which arrived digitally on March 21 with physical CDs arriving on April 6.
I can’t tell if he’s serious about Trump soliciting his advice on North Korea pic.twitter.com/kCCxq8JcBz
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 22, 2022