'I got your blue state right here, baby!' Ted Nugent grabs his crotch at Donald Trump rally

Musician and avid deer hunter urges Republicans to take back the Democratic state of Michigan because ‘you can’t vote for criminals’

Rocker Ted Nugent grabbed his crotch and shouted: “I got your blue state right here, baby!” at a Donald Trump rally as he sought to boost the Republican’s vote in the traditionally Democratic state of Michigan.

The 67-year-old deployed the gesture as part of a rousing curtain-raiser for Trump in Sterling Heights. He performed a rousing and freewheeling version of the national anthem before asking: “Is the real Michigan ready to take Michigan back?”

He praised his home state, saying the whole world looked to it as the “work-ethic epicentre of humanity”.

But matters soon took a turn as the keen deer hunter singled out “any blue Michiganiacs” in the crowd and explained the right to bear arms.

He then warns: “We must not let it [Michigan] get lumped in with California, Illinois and New York and New Jersey and Maryland and Massachusetts.”

“I got your blue state right here, baby!”

“You have 24 hours to convince the numb nuts that you know, that you can’t vote for criminals, you can’t vote for liars, you can’t vote for scam artists.”

As the insults aimed at Hillary Clinton flowed, the booes from the crowd came.

Trump later came on stage, with the words: “Unbelievable what’s going on, thank you.”

Guardian staff

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