“President Trump had called to invite just to touch base,” Palin told Taper when asked how the dinner came to be. “He asked that I invite a couple of friends.”
“So you invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent?” questioned Tapper.
“Well, Jesus was booked,” Palin responded. “So yes, I invited my buddies Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, some bold, courageous all-American dudes who I knew would have good conversation with the president and get to express a lot of good, middle-class work ethic issues and policy proposals that they can all relate to — and that’s exactly what happened at the dinner.”
Nugent, who performed at multiple Trump rallies before his election, is worth an estimated $20 million, while Kid Rock is said to be worth $80 million.
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Palin and her rocker pals posed for some photos alongside Trump. They also made time to take a swipe at Hillary Clinton, posing under a portrait of the former first lady and Democratic candidate for president.
Following her visit to the White House, Palin took to her blog to write: “President Trump’s invitation for dinner included bringing a couple of friends; it was the highest honor to have great Americans who are independent, hardworking, patriotic, and unafraid share commonsense solutions at the White House.”