CNN confirmed earlier this week that “Piers Morgan Tonight” would be ending its three-year run shortly, and Ted Nugent took all the credit during an interview on the very same network Monday.
“I got Piers Morgan’s ass thrown out, and I’ll do the same with Don Lemon and Wolf Blitzer when I can,” Nugent told anchor Erin Burnett over a satellite feed (above) on “OutFront.”
The rock star, former reality star, and outspoken conservative appeared on the cable news network after canceling last Wednesday. He was brought on to discuss his most recent criticism against President Barack Obama, who he called “a subhuman mongrel.”
“Do me a favor, don’t talk about my colleagues that way. I respect them both greatly,” Burnett shot back at Nugent before segueing back into his conversation centered on Obama.
“They don’t deserve respect,” Nugent added.
Nugent’s claim about his influence on CNN’s decision to cancel Morgan’s show came while denying that he is a racist for using the term “subhuman mongrel,” which Nazi propaganda used to describe the Jewish population.
“We call bad people who are destroying our neighborhoods ‘mongrels.’ I knew of no racial reference … whites blacks, hispanics, yellow, red, we’re all mongrel basically, because we’re all mixed breeds,” Nugent, who noted he has been a cop in Lake County Michigan since the early 1980s, said. “For anyone to claim that I’m a racist or it had racist overtones is the typical crap that the propaganda ministry and the media — particularly most of your co-workers there.”
Watch Nugent’s full interview above. His comments about Morgan start at the 6:56 mark.