Rocker and conservative activist Ted Nugent defended President Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, saying Wednesday on Fox News that “all lives matter.”
“All lives matter and we condemn all violence,” the 68-year-old rocker explained on Fox News’ “The Specialists,” before asking how are saying those words were bad. (RELATED: Rocker Ted Nugent Says It’s Time To Tone Down The Violent Rhetoric)
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“We condemn all violence….that’s what Pres. Trump said,” he added. “And all lives matter. If you don’t agree with that you’re a racist. All violence is condemnable. Violence and hate came from many sources and we can condemn them all.”
“It was all sides…they’re lunatic fringe,” he continued. “They don’t represent the heart and soul of America. It’s all part of a bunch of lunatic fringe pissing and moaning and fighting.”
“There was numerous factions involved,” Nugent explained when asked by Fox News host Katherine Timpf why Trump hesitated to name the white supremacists were at fault.
Nugent later praised co-host Eboni Williams for saluting the families of those who lost loved ones in the wake of the violence in Virginia at the start of the show.
“And in the face of tragedy, American’s always take the high road and do the right thing.” the rocker replied. “So our prayers go out to the victims and we hope that the lunatic fringe will be suppressed and contained.”