TED NUGENT Slams TOM MORELLO: ‘Anybody That Would Wear A CHE GUEVARA Shirt Has Lost Their Mind’

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In a recent interview on the “Torg & Elliott” radio show on QFM96, the vocally conservative rock musician, Ted Nugent, was questioned about his closest friend in the rock world who “leans left” politically.

Nugent responded: “Well, you know, Tom Morello [of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE] 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 continued. “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 added. “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. They’re like the MC5 meets BLUE CHEER. I love that band.”