President Donald Trump stepped up his efforts to tarnish the White House by inviting gun-loving rocker Ted Nugent to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today. And if you think that's an exaggeration, check out these 10 reasons why Nugent never should have been invited into the Oval Office. Each one is based on an actual quote from the actual Ted Nugent.
10. NRA French Kiss
During a concert in 2007, Nugent riled up fans by taking a shot at then Illinois Senator Barack Obama. His threat could best be described as 'NRA erotica.'
“Obama, he's a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun,” Nugent told the crowd.
9. Castro's Courtesan
Obama isn't the only Democrat that Nugent despises. He's been a hater of Hillary Clinton for decades.
"You probably can't use the term 'toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what she is," he told Westword in 1994. "Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro."
8. Behind the Misogyny
Nugent dislikes Hillary Clinton as well as anyone who stands up for women's rights.
"What's a feminist? Some fat pig who doesn't get it often enough?" he said in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
7. When in Rome...
Back in 1990, Nugent told The Detroit Free Press that he uses the n-word frequently to fit in with black people.
“I use the word nigger a lot because I hang around with a lot of niggers, and they use the word nigger, and I tend to use words that communicate….I don’t mean to offend. I’m a fun guy, not a sexist or racist.”
6. The Racist Tour
And he also uses other racial slurs freely, like the time he named his 1990 concert series "The Jap Whack Tour." But that wasn't about race, he claimed. “I mean no disrespect. I’m sure the Japanese are wonderful folks.”
Nugent has no problem with racial slurs, but he doesn't tolerate any language that denigrates the Second Amendment.
"If it was up to me, if you uttered the word 'gun control,' we'd put you in jail," he said at an NRA convention in 2011.
4. Defending Apartheid
Nugent often presents himself as a freedom fighter and an ardent defender of the U.S. Constitution, but he once stood up for Apartheid -- the system of state-institutionalized racism in South Africa. And at the same time, he scoffed at one of the founding principles of American democracy.
"[A]partheid isn't that cut-and-dry," Nugent told The Detroit Free Press in 1990. "All men are not created equal."
3. Revisionist Historian
On top of defending Apartheid, Nugent has also questioned whether America would be better off if the South had won the Civil War.
"Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the Tenth Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War," Nugent wrote in a 2012 article for The Washington Times. "Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.
“I'm a black Jew at a Nazi Klan rally," Nugent once said during a 2012 interview with Dana Loesch.
We have no idea what he meant.
1. A 'Damned Nice Guy'
Without a doubt, the craziest thing Nugent has ever said was about himself. In 2012, Nugent told Jeff Glor of CBS that he considers himself a nice person.
"I'm an extremely loving, 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 suck your dick," he said.