Conservative musician Kid Rock got Donald Trump’s stamp of approval of his 2022 Bad Reputation tour, when the former president called him a “great entertainer” during an introduction at his inaugural show.
The 45th commander in chief addressed fans in a video clip at Rock’s April 6 concert in Evansville, Ind., before the “American Bad Ass” singer took the stage at the Ford Center.
“Hello, everyone. I love you all. I know you’re having a great time at the Kid Rock concert tonight,” Trump greeted the cheering crowd. “Quite frankly, he’s amazing. All of you in attendance are truly the backbone of our great country. Hard-working, God-fearing rock-and-roll patriots.”
“Bob is truly one of the greatest entertainers of our time,” he said in reference to Rock’s legal name, Bob Ritchie. “Not the best golfer by any means, his golf game could use a little work, but a great, great entertainer, and that’s why you’re there.”
“Let’s all continue to love one another, fight for our God-given freedoms, and most of all, let’s make America rock again,” Trump concluded as he donned a red “Make America Rock Again” hat in a riff off trademark MAGA style.
Immediately after the video ended, Rock came on stage wearing a jacket reminiscent of the American flag, and launched into his provocative new song “We The People,” which features “Let’s go Brandon” in the chorus and bashes President Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, CNN, and Big Tech.
Rock is a staunch Trump supporter, and recently revealed that the former president has plenty of “closet” fans in Hollywood.
“Me and Trump talk about them a lot. They have no idea how many of us there are,” he told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview. “The vocal ones, sure, you know who you are, you see ’em, but they have no idea how many of us there are out there that are either Trump fans or just more conservative.”
The “Devil Without A Cause” singer has also said that none of his 35-tour stops would be held at venues that had vaccine mandates or mask requirements.
“If you think I’m going to sit out there and say ‘Don’t tell me how to live,’ that ‘We the People’ are holding up their f–king vaccine cards and wearing masks, that s–t ain’t happening,” he explained.