An interview singer Kid Rock gave to then Fox News host Tucker Carlson in 2022 has social media in a frenzy over how former President Donald Trump handled top secret material while in office.
Trump announced that he was indicted on 37 federal charges including “conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing documents or records, and making false statements.”
The indictment claims that some of the classified documents that he removed from the White House in January 2021 were related to the United States and foreign allies’ “defense and weapons capabilities, potential vulnerabilities to military attacks, and plans for “possible retaliation in response to a foreign attack.”
The 44-page document also alleged that Trump showed classified documents to people that did not have the security clearance to to view them.
Rapper Kid Rock says Donald Trump showed him secret maps and asked him: “What do you think we should do about North Korea?”
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During the July 2021 incident, Trump reportedly “showed and described” a “plan of attack” prepared by the Department of Defense to a writer, publisher, and two members of his staff.
At the meeting, which was recorded, Trump said that the plan was “highly confidential.”
“As president I could of declassified it,” he allegedly said. “Now I can’t, you know, but this is still a secret.”
In August or September of 2021 – on a date the indictment couldn’t pinpoint – Trump purportedly showed a representative of his political action committee a map “related to a military operation.”
On Saturday, Twitter users made a connection between the second incident and a story Kid Rock told Tucker Carlson about time he spent with Trump in the Oval Office.
Rock, who’s real name is Bob Richie, is a vocal Trump supporter and has frequently hung out with the 45th president both in and out of office.
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During the 2022 interview, he recalled a time when Trump had just “ended the caliphate,” an Islamic State terrorist organization, and was preparing a social media post about it.
“He wanted to put out a tweet. And it was like – I don’t like to speak out of school, I hope I’m not – but he said something like … and I’m paraphrasing – but it was like, ‘If you ever joined the caliphate, and trying to do this, you’re going to be dead,'” Rock remembered.
When Trump asked him what he thought about the statement, “I go, ‘Awesome. Like, yes tweet that out.’ I was like, ‘I can’t add anything better than that.”
He said that when the actual tweet came out it was “reworded” and “more politically correct.”
During the same visit, Rock described how they were looking at maps.
“And I’m like – I’m like, ‘Am I supposed to be like in on this s**t?” Rock questioned.
“I make dirty records sometimes. What the f**k am I doing here?”
He said that Trump also asked him his thoughts on what the United States should do about North Korea.
“I’m like, what? I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this,” he recalled as he burst out laughing.
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When Twitter users unearthed the interview, they were quick to blast Trump for presumably showing Rock classified material.
“Remember this, now it becomes part of the prosecution evidence,” somebody captioned a clip of the interview.
“Tucker Carlson and Kid Rock having a big yuck about Donald Trump showing Kid Rock secret documents.”
“And acting like it’s such a joke,” they concluded. “These people are morons on top of being traitors!”
“I hope Kid Rock has to testify as a hostile witness at Trump’s trial,” someone else wrote.
“Anybody who shows Kid Rock our plans for war with Iran should die an old man in federal prison,” another tweeted.
“Sorry, that’s the law. The constitution even mentions Kid Rock by name.”
There were plenty of other Kid Rock jokes tossed around on the platform.
“I have to admit, subjecting North Koreans to Kid Rock would be an innovative form of torture,” someone quipped.
“When I need foreign policy advice, I always think Kid Rock,” another added. “He also knows the best way to grill possum behind a meth lab.”
“I think we should all be thankful that Trump showed Kid Rock the North Korea secret documents,” one person posted. “It could have been Kevin Sorbo.”
The section of the indictment does not refer to Rock, as his meeting with Trump took place at the White House, and the charges stem from an incident at the end of summer in 2021.
Trump will appear in court on to be arraigned on Tuesday.