To shake things up a bit, "Fox & Friends" sent co-host Steve Doocy to do a segment at Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steakhouse Friday morning and got even more political incorrectness than it was planning for when the rocker offered his thoughts on left-wing "The View" host Joy Behar.
"People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and I would say, you know, love everybody — except, I'd say screw that Joy Behar b****," said the performer.
"No, now, you can't—" Doocy interjected, as the audience went wild. "You cannot say that," said Doocy, laughing despite his best efforts. "We apologize for that."
"I mean 'lady,'" said Rock sarcastically.
"She's just got a different point of view than you do," said Doocy.
"Exactly," said the rocker. "You know maybe we'll go on and I'll hash it out with her and we'll talk about it. But exactly, aside from joking, which I was, just go out and hash it out with people and have your thoughts and ideas, but be able to still go have a beer with somebody and say, hey, we all love this country and let's have different ideas but try to move forward and be more together and realize, at the end of the day, we're all Americans."
That also got a big cheer from the crowd.
Doocy wrapped up by offering Rock another chance to apologize for Behar his comment. "I do apologize for the language, not for the sentiment," he said.
"Well, don't feel that way," said Doocy. "We apologize for both."
Cutting back to the studio, the rest of the "Fox & Friends" crew again apologized for the language and stressed that they don't feel that way about Behar. They also suggested they could see Kid Rock being more a part of the programming.
Before making the "Fox & Friends" hosts sweat, Kid Rock answered questions about his teasing of a political run.
"What about when you're done with the rock and roll. Would you think about getting into politics?" Doocy asked.
"Oh, I bet if I have enough to drink one night, I'll think about it again," he said. "I think I'm best served on the sideline being a cheerleader for our troops and our veterans, and you know, maybe just trying to pay my taxes — you know, just be a good American."
Doocy also pointed out that some of the people there at the steakhouse had served in the military and had been entertained by the performer at one of his USO events in Iraq.
WATCH (h/t Towhall):
After promoting his faux campaign site kidrockforsenate.com and tweeting out various political messages for a few months in 2017, Rock, real name Robert Ritchie, finally revealed in October 2017 that he wasn't serious about trying to take on Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabanow. "F*** no I'm not running for Senate, are you f***ing kidding me?" he told radio host Howard Stern. "Who couldn't figure that out?"
Before he disappointed fans with the big reveal, he'd managed to generate a lot of excitement, including support from the Mitch McConnell-backed Senate Leadership Fund super PAC. "We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy. I certainly wouldn’t count him out," the group's president, Steven Law, said. "The truth of the matter is that he’s done a lot in his home state philanthropically, he’s a pretty smart guy, he thinks about policy and he’s a shrewd businessman. If you’re watching, Kid, we hope you run."
This article has been expanded to include more details about Ritchie's Senate campaign stunt.