John Rich, who led the crowd in ‘God Bless America,’ sounds off on ‘disgusting’ trolls trying to politicize Vegas

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John Rich blasted soulless liberals who politicize the Las Vegas shooting. (Image: screengrab)

Singer John Rich of the country-music duo Big & Rich said liberal hyenas who are politicizing the Las Vegas shooting are disgusting trolls who do not represent America.

Rich performed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival shortly before crazed gunman Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured more than 500.

Since then, opportunistic vultures like Hillary Clinton have tried to use the shooting to promote their leftist political agendas. Rich called the soulless exploitation “disgusting.”

“I’ve heard some people try to politicize this whole thing, which is just about the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard of,” Rich said on the Laura Ingraham Show. “There’s no politics or religion or race or anything else going on in that crowd when you see them singing.”

During his performance at the Route 91 festival, 22,000 fans sang along to “God Bless America.” (see Twitter video below by Aimee Wenske.)

In that moment, the crowd was one, reveling in the music and in each other’s camaraderie. “That was just Americans singing about America and loving their country,” Rich said.

Rich said the beauty of the Route 91 festival was that it brought together people of different backgrounds through their common love of music. “Music is maybe the only thing out there [that’s no longer political],” he said.

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He continued: “I used to think it was music and sports, but now sports is divisive. So now it’s really music. It’s one of the last common denominators that we all have. We can all enjoy that song or that concert together and we stop arguing about everything. We just listen and have a good time.”

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These are some of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Not all photos were available. Rest in peace. (Image: screenshot)
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Rest in peace. (Image: screenshot)

John Rich is a Trump supporter, but he doesn’t try to shove his political views down anyone’s throats (hey, Hollywood moonbats, take notes).

He recounted an incredible moment during the shooting when he lent an off-duty cop his gun so the officer could protect terrified fans who were hiding at his Las Vegas bar. “For about two hours, without flinching, this guy kept point on that front door just in case someone came through,” Rich said.

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Despite the unspeakable recent tragedy, Rich hopes people remember that there is more that unites us than divides us.

“That’s what we’ve got to remember when people try to bust us up into all these little groups to get us all fighting all the time. That’s not real,” he said. “What’s real is everybody out there singing at the top of their lungs together. That’s real.”

Samantha Chang


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