Kid Rock did not hold back during a campaign speech at his Grand Rapids, Michigan, concert on Wednesday night, and suggested he may also end up running for president.
The Macomb County musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, has not yet registered his campaign — but polls suggest that he has a real shot at winning if he does.
During his fiery speech he addressed the issue of free health insurance, saying that it is a plot for redistribution of wealth.
“I don’t believe that you should save, sacrifice, and do things by the book and then have to take care of some dead-beat, milking the system, lazy ass fucking man,” Kid Rock asserted.
The musician also took aim at irresponsible parents saying “we should not reward these women who can’t even take care of themselves but keep having kid after fucking kid,” he paused. “Of course we should help them out. I don’t want to sit here and sound like a jerk, but let’s help them out with childcare, job training to put their goddamn asses to work.”
As far as fathers, he looked into the crowd and said, “you deadbeat dads who refuse to be a man… who refuse to raise your sons up to be a good men — you ghetto-glorifiers and gangster wannabes — I say lock all you assholes up and throw away the fucking keys.”
“And if you wanna take a knee or sit during our ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ call me a racist ’cause I’m not PC, and think you have to remind me that black lives matter. Nazis, fuckin’ bigots, and now again the KKK — I say screw all you a–holes. Stay the fuck away!” he said.
To the delight of the crowd, Kid Rock also suggested that he will one day also run for president.
“Now let’s get down to brass tacks before I hit you with this funk. Like it or not, Hillary Clinton lost and your president is Donald motherfucking Trump,” he said, as the crowd erupted in roaring cheers. “And if Kid Rock for Senate has got folks in disarray, wait ’till they hear Kid Rock for president of the U.S.A. Wouldn’t it be a sight to see President Kid Rock in Washington, D.C., standing on the oval office like a G, holding my dick, ready to address the whole country?”
The Detroit chapter of a civil rights organization called the National Action Network have been calling for his upcoming performances at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit to be cancelled and protested because of the singer’s previous use of the Confederate flag.
A July poll from Delphi Analytica found that the rocker is polling four points ahead of incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, with 30% to her 26%, while 44% declined to answer or were undecided.
Michigan was once considered to be a solid blue state. It is now a battleground, which Bernie Sanders won in a landslide during the primaries, and President Donald Trump won in the general. This has been widely credited to the state being largely consisting of blue collar voters who feel largely forgotten and neglected by “business as usual.”
This was not the musician’s first time openly sharing his political opinions — a rare and refreshing move for celebrities holding right-wing beliefs.
As we previously reported, Ritchie was a major supporter of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
“My feeling: Let the motherf*cking business guy run it like a f*cking business,” Kid Rock told Rolling Stone during an interview in February, 2016. “I’m digging Trump. I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary or Bernie, or you get Rubio or Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same shit.”
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