What does one wear to a golf date with the leader of the free world? If youâ€™re Kid Rock, itâ€™s time to break out the stars-and-stripes slacks.
The singer â€” who has been a vocal supporter of President Trump and even briefly teased the possibility of running for higher office himself back in 2017 â€” joined the president for a golf outing on Saturday at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where POTUS and his family spent the weekend.
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While Trump swapped his MAGAÂ gear for a red cap that simply read â€œUSA,â€ his rock star supporter decided to up the ante with arguably the worldâ€™s most patriotic pants. Rockâ€™s golfing get-up featured trousers emblazoned with the American flag â€” stars running down one leg, stripes the other â€” held up by a belt with a very large buckle, plus a red sweater vest worn over a basic white polo.
Another great day on the links! Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!! -Kid Rock pic.twitter.com/cSsswI5PbW
â€” Kid Rock (@KidRock) March 23, 2019
Itâ€™s not the musicianâ€™s first time bonding with Trump. In 2017, he famously joined rocker Ted Nugent and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin for a visit to the White House, where the conservative trio mocked a portrait of Hillary Clinton. And last October he returned to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to watch Trump sign the Music Modernization Act.
Judging by Rockâ€™s latest caption, heâ€™s still on the Trump train.
â€œWhat a great man,â€ he said of the president, whom he called â€œso down to earth and so fun to be with.â€
â€œKEEP AMERICA GREAT!!â€ he added.
Rockâ€™s outfit and choice of golfing buddy have both predictably riled up the internet. While some fans cheered on the duo â€” â€œThatâ€™s the spirit, he is our president and not everyone can say they golfed with the President of the United States of America!â€ wrote one supporter on Twitter â€” others were less than impressed.Â
What a great picture of one guy whos always clamored on about gettin girls, bangs strippers, gettin that pu$$y, and talks about himself like heâ€™s a hard-core rock starâ€¦.
And thenâ€¦you have Kid Rock.#MisleadAmericaGolfingAgain
â€” Chuck (@Chazzbanned) March 23, 2019
Is this how you get attention now ?becAuse you sure donâ€™t sell records
â€” Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) March 24, 2019
Proof that money simply can’t buy class
â€” David Pakman (@dpakman) March 23, 2019
Sir, I will never again listen to your music. It brings me no pleasure to say I can bawitdaba da bang da bang diggy diggy diggy no longer.
â€” Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) March 23, 2019
Rockâ€™s flag pants also sparked mockery. Some called it disrespectful to the flag, while one referenced Trumpâ€™s embrace of a flag during CPAC just weeks ago.
Of course, the only way to disrespect it is to be black and take a knee
â€” Wayne Havens (@waynehavens) March 23, 2019
4 U.S. Code Â§ 8 â€“ Respect for flag
(d) “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.”
â€” Deadsent (@TheDeadsent) March 23, 2019
Did he hug your pants?
â€” Dusty Giebel (@DustinGiebel) March 23, 2019
Nothing says “rock and roll rebel” more effectively than dressing like a ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ contestant and playing golf with the poster boy for the Christian Right.
â€” Garrett Johnson (@stereofiasco) March 24, 2019
Disrespecting the flag. Tell me again why itâ€™s wrong to kneel during the anthem?
â€” BAPHarris (@BapHarris) March 24, 2019
And then thereâ€™s this reaction from Sheryl Crow, his collaborator on the 2002 crossover hit â€œPictureâ€ and a rumored ex:
If nothing else, we can guess who will be playing the inauguration if Trump wins re-election.
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