Nugent tweets his State of Union response: Obama 'master scam artist'

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Rocker Ted Nugent is giving his official response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, too.

“It deeply pains me to report that the prez is a master scam artist -- didn't believe a word,” Nugent tweeted after watching the speech in person Tuesday night in the House gallery.

Nugent, who was a guest of Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, has been critical of Obama in the past. But he remained quiet during the president’s roughly 60-minute speech – purportedly staying seated and not applauding while other guests lauded several points of the president’s second-term agenda.

Nugent, a National Rifle Association board member, had to meet last year with Secret Service agents following his remarks about the president at an NRA event.  

Though Nugent stayed quiet during the speech, including no tweets, he had plenty to say to reporters inside Stockman’s congressional office beforehand.   

“I threatened the president?” Nugent asked, according to Politico. “Are you kidding me? … Why don’t you talk to the Secret Service guys who visited me and concluded nothing even hinted a threat against the president.”