A public war of words erupted this weekend between rockers David Crosby and Ted Nugent after Crosby called Nugent an“a**hole” following his visit to the White House on Thursday.
Nugent — a vocal supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign — visited the White House Thursday with fellow musician Kid Rock and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. The 68-year-old “Stranglehold” singer posed for a picture with Trump in the Oval Office and gifted him a red-white-and-blue autographed guitar.
But a photo of the meeting posted to Twitter Thursday apparently caught the eye of Crosby, Still, Nash and Young co-founder David Crosby, who called Nugent and Trump a “pair of “a**holes” in a message on his Twitter account.
this picture says it all ...the two most insincere smiles in history
what a pair of assholes https://twitter.com/ichadlowe/status/855110051027050496 …
Nugent responded in an interview Thursday with 77WABC, calling Crosby a “lost soul” and a “doper.”
“David Crosby, he’s kind of a lost soul, and he’s done so much substance abuse throughout his life that his logic meter is gone,” Nugent said in an interview with the outlet’s Rita Cosby. “His reasoning and his depth of understanding is pretty much gone, so it doesn’t surprise me, I feel quite sad for the guy.”
“If you smoke enough dope, you just become overwhelmed with hate and ignorance,” he added.
Meanwhile, Crosby — a fierce critic of Trump — fired back at Nugent in another message on his Twitter account Friday.
“Nugent is a brainless twit… I can out think him without even trying hard,” he wrote.