While speaking this week with conservative radio host Joe Pags, National Rifle Association board member and musician Ted Nugent declared that anyone who doesn’t like him must hate America and everything the country stands for.
Nugent defended the NRA from its detractors, saying that those who are critical of the group only want to help criminals.
“There is nothing more anti-American than the freaks that hate me,” Nugent said, after going on a rant against Hillary Clinton and “Bernie Mao Zedong Sanders.” “As the freaks hate me, I go, ‘Man, I really am right all the time,’” he said.
Nugent also criticized performers who have canceled events in North Carolina and Mississippi after the states enacted anti-LGBT laws, adding that while he doesn’t hate transgender people, he thinks they have a “mentally illness.”
“It opens the door to perverts and child molesters and rapists and sexual offenders,” he said of nondiscrimination policies.