Rock musician Ted Nugent, whose anti-Semitic Facebook post last year drew widespread criticism, visited the White House Wednesday night as a guest of President Donald Trump, along with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and singer Kid Rock.
Photographs of the group’s White House visit appeared on Twitter on Thursday morning. In one shot, the three posed with Trump in the Oval office. In another, they mocked a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
Nugent has for years faced charges of racism and anti-Semitism. In 2016, Nugent posted an anti-Semitic image on Facebook suggesting that Jews are behind gun control efforts.
In 2014, Nugent compared Jewish film producer Harvey Weinstein to Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propagandist.
Controversial Rocker Ted Nugent Invited To White House
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.