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Music superstar: 'We've got a Muslim president'
Posted By Joe Kovacs On 08/20/2012 @ 9:20 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
Country-music legend Hank Williams Jr. unleashed another round of less-than-flattering words for Barack Obama, this time Friday night at the Iowa State Fair.
According to the Des Moines Register, after Williams performed the song “We Don’t Apologize For America” a chant of “USA, USA” broke out among the crowd.
The singer responded with a smile, telling the audience he was their mouthpiece and added:
“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!”
The crowd apparently loved what it heard, responding with “loud and enthusiastic” cheers.
The Register says when reached for comment Saturday, Brad Anderson with the Obama campaign in Iowa said, “That type of absurd nonsense doesn’t really deserve a response.”
In July, Williams Jr. told Rolling Stone magazine Obama “hates America in the first place, forget about the flag.”
Last October, the music legend received massive publicity when he appeared on “Fox & Friends” and blasted a golf game between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.
“It’d be like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Williams said at the time.
The video clip went viral, prompting ESPN to permanently drop Williams’ “Monday Night Football” theme from its football program after 22 years.
“I was right,” Williams told Rolling Stone. “ESPN might have done me the biggest favor in the world. It has snowballed since October.”
In that magazine interview, Williams again discussed his belief that Obama is a Muslim, saying, “You know, we’ve got a president that does a call to the Quran or Mecca or whatever.”
He explained his opinion of Obama has gotten worse since he was first elected in 2008.
“I mean, it’s a zero,” Williams said. “If I was at my office and I could get to my Internet and list the things like where our economy is – you don’t want to go there with me. I mean, the guy is the worst. Giveaway programs, hates America in the first place, forget about the flag. …
“We have borrowed ourselves into our poor grandchildren. Now my opinion has gone down. It was pretty low to start with. It’s really gone down since then. I mean, there’s a whole lot of us out here, we flip the tube off when that guy comes on. We’re not listening and we ain’t watching.”
To help publicize his anti-Obama thoughts, Williams recently issued a 10-disc album titled “Old School, New Rules.”
One of the song lyrics say, “Hey Barack, pack your bags, head to Chicago, take your teleprompter with you so you’ll know where to go.”
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