Ted Nugent: Give Trump Medal of Freedom for 'Bold, Honest' Talk
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deserves to receive a Medal of Freedom for his "bold" and "honest" comments about illegal immigration and Mexico, said Ted Nugent.
In a column for World Daily News on Wednesday, the NRA board member and conservative guitar musician took aim at professional politicians who he views as a threat to liberty, saying Trump comes as a refreshing change from their "politically correct brain-dead games." "Donald Trump is running strong in the early polls because Americans are fed up with the political status quo, especially from left-leaning GOP Fedzillacrats who want to feed us cow dung while telling us it's a cheeseburger," Nugent wrote.
"Our forefathers wouldn't recognize the political labyrinth our professional politicians have created. The very things our forefathers warned us not to do as it pertains to embracing a centralized, powerful federal government is the very cliff our professional politicians have steered the Goodship America straight off of."
Nugent described political correctness as "a public cancer that has eroded free speech and everything else good about America."
He also called out by name Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to George W. Bush, who in a recent Politico article was quoted as saying, "Donald Trump is like watching a roadside accident. Everybody pulls over to see the mess."
"Instead of being condemned and lampooned by the likes of Ari Fleischer and his ilk, Donald Trump should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest and straight-forward manner.
"If you want to watch a real political train wreck, witness a real mess in progress, you need look no further than the professional politicians who have borrowed and spent this country into oblivion."
Nugent concluded his piece by openly challenging the GOP to embrace Trump's position before they're "finished," and for Trump's critics to prove that anything Trump has said is inaccurate. "I dare anybody to show me one word from Trump that isn't accurate," Nugent said. "What sort of denial gagged liar denies that our country is being invaded by drug-runners, murderers and rapists?" he said. "GOP, your very existence is on the line here. Show some honesty or you're done."