Hank Williams Jr. is once again on the attack against President Obama, this time at a concert at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand where the country singer told the crowd the president was Muslim and hated America.
The statements came near the end of a concert that was largely politics-free, The Huffington Post reported. As the concert wound down, Hank Williams Jr. decided to again dish out hatred against Obama, this time pulling a page out of the email forwards that made their way around during the 2008 election.
“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him,” Hank Williams Jr. was quoted by reporter Joe Lawler of the Des Moines Register. The comment, which came in what looks to be an important swing state for the 2012 election, was met with applause and loud cheers, Lawler wrote.
Hank Williams Jr. made the remarks after finishing the song “We Don’t Apologize for America,” which led the crowd to break into a chant of “USA! USA!”
It’s not the first time that Hank Williams Jr. has made outrageous claims about the president — or even the second. In 2011, he drew controversy for comparing the president to Hitler during an appearance on the show Fox and Friends. The remarks led ESPN to pull Hank Williams Jr.’s song on Monday Night Football, which had played for more than 20 years to start the show.
Hank Williams Jr. was back at it in July in a Rolling Stone interview where he criticized President Obama on a number of fronts and claimed the president “hates America.” He also took to attacking Obama through song, penning “Keep the Change” as a critique of not only Obama but Fox News, which he believes betrayed him by twisting his words around for the 2011 appearance.
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