Country star courts additional controversy at Iowa State Fair
Hank Williams Jr. unleashed another round of invective aimed at President Obama last week at the Iowa State Fair, according to the Des Moines Register. Speaking to crowd on August 17th, Williams Jr. proclaimed, “We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!” The statement was reportedly well received by the audience.
In July, Williams Jr. told Rolling Stone that Obama “hates America in the first place, forget about the flag.” His latest album, Old School, New Rules, also contains plenty of charged lyrics directed at the president. Williams’ outspoken antipathy toward Obama hasn’t been without consequences: Last October, the country singer compared the president playing golf with Speaker of the House John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, to “Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” prompting ESPN to pull Williams’ “All My Rowdy Friends” from its Monday Night Football broadcasts and end a 20-year relationship with the singer.