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Nugent Ousted From Fort Knox Concert Line-Up

"recent disparaging remarks made against the commander-in-chief."

AP

Ted Nugent has been booted from the line-up at an annual Fort Knox summer concert following his recent comments about President Barack Obama, a Fort Knox representative confirmed to The Blaze.

The decision to oust Nugent came after "recent disparaging remarks made against the commander in chief," Ryan Brus of the Fort Knox public affairs office said.

Because the concert is taking place on a military installation, it "would be a conflict of interest since the military has the obligation to be apolitical," he said.

Brus said they don't look at political or social views when booking performers but that Nugent's comments about the commander in chief crossed the line.

Brus said Major General Jefforey Smith, commanding general at Fort Knox, made the final decision to cancel Nugent's appearance.

Nugent was scheduled to be the June 23 concert's opening act, according to the Louisville, Ky. Courier-Journal. Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx remain scheduled to perform, according to a listing for the event on the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website. The site says a "special guest" will be featured as well.

Brus said they are working on finding a replacement for Nugent.

Nugent said during an NRA convention last weekend that if the Obama is re-elected in November, “I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” His remarks prompted a visit from the Secret Service on Thursday, with a spokesman for the agency saying after the interview that “the issue has been resolved” and no further action is anticipated.

Nugent said on Glenn Beck's radio program Friday morning he was not yet aware of any cancellation, but said "there's always that possibility."

To hear Nugent's entire provocative interview with Beck, click here.

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