Gene Simmons made a surprise appearance at the White House on Thursday.
The Kiss frontman was spotted entering the complex on the north driveway, albeit without the face paint he usually wears on stage. He shrugged when asked by reporters if he planned to meet with President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE.
The White House did not immediately comment on the purpose of his visit.
Simmons earlier Thursday made a surprise appearance in the press briefing room at the Pentagon, where reports said that he thanked American troops for their service and became emotional discussing his mother’s experience surviving a concentration camp.
The rocker has previously said “people are unhappy” with Trump, but predicted he would be reelected in a “landslide” because of the strong U.S. economy.
Simmons, who was born in Israel, has also praised Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
@genesimmons graciously came to the Pentagon press room today to shake hands and say thank you to troops. He spoke about the values his mother instilled in him about America. So in the last year, the leader of @KISSOnline and @GerardButler.....who else should show up soon...... pic.twitter.com/pmU4562Wad— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) May 16, 2019