Kid Rock opens Trump rally by saying 'fake media' will say it didn't happen

Kid Rock opens Trump rally by saying 'fake media' will say it didn't happen
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Kid Rock hosted an outdoor rally for the Trump campaign in Michigan on Monday night with Donald 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 Jr. and 2020 Trump senior adviser Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly GuilfoyleTrump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Trump unhappy with Guilfoyle backing Greitens: report Giuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri MORE.

The rocker, a supporter of Trump who memorably visited the Oval Office with fellow rocker Ted Nugent and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Paulin, declared during the event in Harrison Township that the "fake media will say it didn't happen."

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"You should probably hit record on your phone right now, because goddamn fake media will say it didn't happen," Kid Rock yelled to the crowd to open the rally. 

The Detroit Free Press reported that "most in the crowd, which was largely gathered in a parking lot by the riverside, were maskless, with face coverings predominantly worn by some older attendees."

The 49-year-old, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, endorsed the former real estate mogul and reality TV star in 2016. After taking office, Kid Rock has dined at the White House and has also golfed with the president.

Kid Rock was once a contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," which starred Trump.

Trump won narrowly in Michigan while taking Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to capture the Electoral College in 2016.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill MORE currently leads by an average of 3.5 points in the RealClearPolitics index of polls in battleground states that include Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. In late July, the lead was 6.3 points for the former vice president.