Rock musician Ted Nugent discussed his profanity-laden CBS News interview on Friday, telling radio host Mike Broomhead in his characteristically provocative style that the left media wants to paint him as a "nasty man who wants to rape your puppy."
While sitting down with radio host Mike Broomhead, Nugent said that the left media and liberal figures like Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz try to paint him as an extremist.
"The left media and Wasserman Schultz will try to tell you that I threaten the president’s life and that I’m a mean, nasty man who wants to rape your puppy," Nugent told Broomhead.
Nugent also added a dig at President Obama's recollection of eating dog meat as a child in Indonesia.
"I wouldn't rape your puppy, but I'm sure if the president needs a little chow, I could do a little bushmeat for him," he said.
Nugent made headlines last month when he said at a National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama is re-elected. His comments drew the attention of the Secret Service, who proceeded to meet with Nugent.
During the CBS interview, which largely focused on his Secret Service meeting as well as the entertainer's contact with Mitt Romney's campaign, Nugent went off on a profane tirade when reporter Jeff Glor suggested that he was not a moderate. From CBS:
"I think in an honest and sincere analysis of what Ted Nugent is, I think once you take away the battle fatigues of my rock and roll insanity -- I like to use this analogy: I'm a welder. When I work, sparks are flying and there's soot, but you know what? When I'm done welding, I take off the regalia. I shower, and I'm a pretty nice guy to hang around with. You know what I am after the welding? I'm a moderate. I'm an extremely loving and passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I'm a damned nice guy. ... And if you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I'll [expletive] your [expletive], or [expletive] you. How's that sound?"
Nugent later apologized for his outburst.
Below, a look back at some of Nugent's most outrageous comments:
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent said to NRA supporters in April 2012. "If you can't galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we're done." Nugent added: "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
During an interview in 2008, Nugent had harsh words for undocumented immigrants. "In an unauthorized entry, armed like they are right now, invading our country, I'd like to shoot 'em dead," Nugent told Fox News' Sean Hannity.
After sparking controversy with his anti-Obama screed that earned him a Secret Service investigation, Nugent doubled down on his remarks during an interview with radio host Dana Loesch. "I'm a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally," he said. "And there are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth."
"Wasserman Schultz is such a brain-dead, soulless idiot," Nugent told Dana Loesch after the Florida congresswoman criticized his anti-Obama comments. "I could not be more proud that this soulless, heartless idiot feebly attempts to find fault with Ted Nugent, because I am on the right track and she just encourages me to stand stronger."
During a 2011 interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, Nugent outlined his views on gun control. "Anybody that wants to disarm me can drop dead," Nugent said. "Anybody that wants to make me unarmed and helpless, we're gonna literally create the proven places that where more innocents are killed called 'gun-free zones,' we're gonna beat you. We're gonna vote you out of office, or suck on my machine gun, you can take it whichever way you want."
While on stage at a 2008 concert, Nugent held up machine guns and shared his thoughts on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. "Hey, Obama," he said, guns in hand. "You might wanna suck on one of these, you punk." He continued, "Hillary, you might wanna ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch."
In 1990, Nugent caused a stir when he commented on racial segregation in South Africa to Detroit Free Press magazine. "Apartheid isn't that cut and dry," Nugent said. "All men are not created equal. The preponderance of South Africa is a different breed of man. I mean that with no disrespect. I say that with great respect. I love them because I'm one of them. They are still people of the earth, but they are different. They still put bones in their noses, they still walk around naked, they wipe their butts with their hands ... These are different people. You give 'em toothpaste, they f---ing eat it ... I hope they don't become civilized. They're way ahead of the game."