Kid Rock blasted the media at an outdoor rally in Michigan for President Donald Trump.
He has been a notable supporter of the President, visiting the White House alongside Ted Nugent. The event was held in Harrison Township, and the rocker said the “fake media will say it didn’t happen.”
“You should probably hit record on your phone right now because goddamn fake media will say it didn’t happen,” the rocker yelled. Most of the gathered crowd was maskless, though some older attendees were wearing face coverings.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, endorsed President Trump in 2016. Since the President has taken office, he has dined with him and played golf. Kid Rock also appeared on a season of Celebrity Apprentice, which starred Trump. Kid Rock is helping the President drum up support in Michigan, which he won by a narrow margin in 2016.
The rally in Michigan comes at a critical time for the U.S. Presidential race. Biden has been enjoying a comfortable lead for months, but that lead is narrowing. According to a RealClearPolitics index of polls across numerous battleground states, Biden’s lead has dropped from 6.3 points to 3.5 points in just 45 days. That is causing the Trump supporters like Kid Rock to step up their campaigning, especially in make-or-break states like Michigan.
Kid Rock joined the signing of the Music Modernization Act in 2018, alongside John Rich. “There’s a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you’ve been doing for this country,” the rocker told the President at that event. “We know that some people don’t give it to you as much as maybe they should sometimes. This is a great start to protect songwriters, producers, engineers, the unsung heroes behind many of these songs that go out there.”
Kid Rock was said to have considered a bid for a Michigan Senate seat in 2017, but nothing materialized. He has been one of the President’s most vocal supporters inside the music industry.
That support comes when other stars like The Rolling Stones and Neil Young threaten Trump with legal action. Young has officially sued the President for his continued use of his songs. The Rolling Stones took the fight to Trump through the legal teams of performance rights organizations, BMI and ASCAP.
Both organizations threatened the campaign with legal action if it continued the unauthorized use of Rolling Stones’ hits. So far, President Trump’s campaign hasn’t seemed willing to test the PRO legal teams. Trump also drew scrutiny when he played CCR’s “Fortunate Son” at a recent rally. John Fogerty expressed his annoyance that Trump played the song.
“I wrote that song back in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War,” Fogerty said in a recent video message. “By the time I wrote the song, I had already been drafted and had served in the military. And I’ve been a lifelong supporter of our guys and gals in the military.”