A widely-cited and frequently questioned statistic states that 22 military veterans commit suicide every day in the United States. And Ted Nugent knows why they do it.
Speaking at the Lincoln Day Dinner of the Republican Party of Maricopa County, Arizona this past week, the conservative rocker shared this charming message with the crowd in attendance.
“Here’s your job, Republican Party,” Nugent said. “20-25 of those guys kill themselves every day, and they haven’t told you why, and they haven’t told anybody else why, but they told me why: because the Commander-in-Chief is the enemy.”
Just listen as the confused reaction from the crowd quickly transformed into enthusiastic applause over the suggestion that former soldiers are killing themselves at alarmingly-high rates because Barack Obama is president. In Nugent’s view, this problem should just about disappear if a Republican is elected in 2016.
Watch video below, via RWW:
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