Musician and reality TV actor Ted Nugent claims he has reevaluated the hateful things he says and he will stop using toxic rhetoric.

In an interview with 77WABC Radio, Nugent swore that he has “reevaluated” his language and would refrain from saying “anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”

He gives credit to his wife for convincing him to be less vocal with his irrational hatred that has given him popularity among fellow Republicans.

“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms,” he admitted. “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.”

Sarah Burris of Raw Story reported Nugent is well known for attacking Democrats, particularly former Secretary Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. He once referred to the former president as “a piece of sh*t” and “sub-human mongrel” and urged him to “suck on my machine gun.” He then went on to encourage Clinton to “ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*tch.” As for Sanders, Nugent said that the Democratic presidential candidate could “eat sh*t and die.”

Nugent earned criticism after comedian Kathy Griffin did her Trump beheading PR stunt. “If you got mad at Kathy Griffin and didn’t say sh*t about Ted Nugent, you’re a hypocrite,” actor D.L. Hughley said after Griffin was fired from CNN.

You can listen to the full interview below:

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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