The controversial rocker Ted Nugent recently revealed his best friend in rock. He revealed that the person who “leans left” politically is none other than Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
During a recent appearance on QFM96’s “Torg & Elliott” radio show said(as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Well, you know, Tom Morello is a dear friend of mine, but when you really examine his pragmatic priorities, he’s a hard worker. So am I. He loves his family and protects and provides for his family. So do I. He puts his heart and soul into his craft. So do I. But anybody, with all due respect, anybody that would wear a Che Guevara shirt has lost their mind,” Ted added, referencing the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. “Che Guevara would’ve killed Carlos Santana and Tom Morello first. So we have to be smart and be co cognizant of real historical truisms, facts and evidence.
“When think that you rage against the machine — and I love the guys; I love their piss and vinegar — but let’s examine it, shall we, gentlemen?” Nugent continued. “Are they raging against the machine that built their concert facility? Are they raging against the airline industry that flies them to the concert? Are they raging against the machine that built their guitars and drums? Are they raging against the machine that built the hotels they stay in? Gimme a break.
“And I love those guys — I do love them,” Ted repeated. “They’re like the MC5 meets Blue Cheer. I love that band.”
Nugent has been an avid supporter of former U.S. president Donald Trump and he has repeatedly said that the 2020 presidential election was a fraud, insisting that “hundreds of thousands of dead people” voted and claiming that machines were “rigged” to give a Donald Trump vote to Joe Biden.