Ted Nugent pushes back against comparisons to Kathy Griffin stunt
© Twitter

Ted Nugent in a recent interview pushed back against comparisons made between his past comments and the actions of Kathy Griffin, who was forced to apologize this week after doing a photo shoot with a prop meant to look like President Trump's severed head.

During an interview on the Ben Ferguson radio show published Wednesday, Nugent, who has made controversial remarks in the past about former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat does the Preamble to the Constitution have to do with Build Back Better? White House underscores action amid violent crime streak Biden frustration with Fox News breaks through surface MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE, railed against the left. 

"To compare what I said ... we're talking apples and grenades here," he said during the interview.
 
ADVERTISEMENT
"What Kathy Griffin did was downright vulgar, obscene, and a genuine variation of a death threat. I've never threatened anybody."
 
In the past, Nugent has stirred controversy after comments that implied violence against Obama and Clinton.
 
"Obama, he's a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun," Nugent said during an appearance in 2007. "Hey, Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch."
 
In 2012, he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
 
Nugent said Wednesday that the Secret Service came to the conclusion that he never made a threat to anyone.
 
He went on to slam "the left," saying it doesn't care about truth, honesty or the facts.
 
Griffin's photo shoot this week, first reported by TMZ, sparked widespread criticism across the political spectrum, with Trump saying Griffin should be "ashamed" of herself.
 
White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during a press briefing whether he thinks it was appropriate that Nugent was invited to the Oval Office by Trump and why Trump wasn't bothered by Nugent's past comments.