Kid Rock found himself suddenly becoming a presidential adviser while meeting with then-President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in 2017, as the rocker says he was asked about ISIS and how he felt the United States should handle North Korea.
While chatting with Fox News, the Detroit musician recalled Trump wanting to send out a message about the Islamic State terror group. The then-POTUS asked Kid Rock's opinion before hitting the send button. The message Trump wanted to tweet out, Rock paraphrased, was: "If you ever joined the caliphate, and trying to do this, you're going to be dead."
"I go, 'Awesome. Like, yes tweet that out.' I was like, 'I can't add anything better than [that],'" the music star told Trump.
During the meeting, Kid Rock said the commander-in-chief was looking at maps, prompting the "Cowboy" singer to wonder if he was seeing classified information.
"And I'm like — I'm like, 'Am I supposed to be like in on this s***?" Kid Rock said.
At the time, Kid Rock didn't really know Trump that well, as he was a White House guest of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
"She called me and Ted, Ted Nugent, and I was like, hell, yes. Ended up there. We end up becoming buddies and spend a lot of time on the golf course now," Kid Rock said. "And it's really weird — [I] get phone calls from him and stuff. It's just kind of mind-blowing."
Perhaps the most interesting moment of Kid Rock's White House visit came when Trump ask for his take on North Korea.
"What do you think we should do about North Korea?" he remembered Trump asking him. The singer replied, "I don't think I'm qualified to answer this."