Trump Asked Kid Rock What To Do About North Korea
Kid Rock was interviewed on Tucker Carlson this week. I hate that we live in a timeline where I have to type those words, but it’s where we’ve arrived. I guess when the guest list begins to run dry on people that have actual political knowledge and also choose to believe in the same variety of absolute fiction Tucker Carlson viewers do, you’re eventually going to be forced to call Kid Rock.
Though it may not be at the front of people’s minds anymore because of the sheer amount of abject terror we’ve been shoving in there over the last year, Kid Rock was a vocal Trump supporter. Over the campaign and resulting presidency, he went from an artifact of nostalgia filed away next to the song “Youth Of The Nation” by P.O.D. to a fairly regular, confounding sight in politics. When the modern Republican party is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel, desperate for any sort of relevant celebrity that will (publicly) support them, I guess Kid Rock seems like a pretty good find.
Anyway, the two were reminiscing about the Trump presidency, as two ghouls are wont to do, when Kid Rock revealed some details that probably would have been shocking to me about 7 years ago, but now just make dark sense. Those details being that at some point, while hanging out with Donald Trump, Trump asked him for advice on North Korea and ISIS. I don’t know what’s crazier to me, imagining Kid Rock giving his take on North Korea, or imagining Donald Trump actually asking for advice.
According to Mr. Rock, the president asked him “What do you think we should do about North Korea?” Also according to Mr. Rock, he remembers thinking “I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this.” Which is correct, so a good instinct there. Again, finding out things like this no longer surprises me, but for a president notorious for blowing off information meetings, skimming intel reports, and ignoring the counsel of foreign policy experts, knowing that his ears were wide open for Kid f**king Rock is a little infuriating.
All I can hope for now is for information to come out that advisors would dress up as Kid Rock in order to get Trump to ask for their ideas.