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Dinner with the President

Ted Nugent, President Donald Trump, Shemane Nugent. Official White House Photo By Shealah Craighead

President Trump walked into the Oval Office and we all held our breath. It’s not every day that you get to spend the evening with the president of the United States. With the Secret Service flanking him, our Commander-In-Chief showed off his dazzling smile and did something none of us expected.

He picked up a guitar and started strumming.

The president of rock ‘n roll presents a guitar to the President of the United States. Official White House Photo By Shealah Craighead

My husband, Ted Nugent, and I, were invited by Governor Sarah Palin, along with Kid Rock, his fiancé Audrey, and several of Governor Palin’s friends, including daughter Willow, to have dinner with President Trump.

Official White House Photo By Shealah Craighead

It was truly a monumental moment. President Trump was beyond gracious, giving us a detailed tour of White House grounds, the Oval Office, and even the Lincoln bedroom.

personal tour by President Trump. Photo courtesy Governor Sarah Palin

The dinner was spectacular with lobster salad, lamb, roasted vegetables and Baked Alaska, in honor of Alaska’s former governor Sarah Palin.  President Trump even signed Ted’s menu to auction and raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Waco tonight!

President Trump told us he was grateful for what people like Sarah and Ted did for him when he was campaigning and simply wanted to show his appreciation by inviting Sarah and her friends.



The conversation was intense and lively, but when my husband started tapping the plate with his fork like he does at home when he really, really likes the food, I gave him one of those don’t you dare looks, and he quickly stopped.

We capped off the night with a tour of the Press Room by Sean Spicer.


We topped it off with a nightcap at the Hotel George, in Georgetown.



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  • Reply Pete miller April 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    That was Epic!!…The Whole Experience of being in the Whitehouse …And Taken on that personalized tour was Something in itself…That Meal Sounds Awesome….

  • Reply Valerie Nehl April 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    That is very exciting to meet the President. I also work for a US Senator for over 18 years and have met a lot of people including Presidents it is something that you and your family will always remember. Congratulations.

  • Reply Mike Parker April 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Great article love the pictures.

  • Reply Ronna M. Dunigan April 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Well, I must say, y’all had the opportunity many other citizens would never experience. I think it is great of the President to invite all of you AND to give his autograph to sell for a worthy cause.
    Thanks for sharing with the public so we can see just how REAL this President is!
    Ronna M. Dunigan

  • Reply Al Smith April 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    AAAWWW what a beautiful sight.
    Ain’t no gloom in the room.

  • Reply Roxann Money April 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Shemane you once told me ” Many Blessings ” now I say the same to you. ” Many Blessings “

  • Reply Todd April 21, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I bet that was an awesome experience. I guess being around Ted everyday would be pretty awesome itself. Someday I will get to see the White House,but I’m sure my tour guide and company won’t be as good. Tell Ted to keep on keepin on.

  • Reply John Manos April 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Fantastic Pictures showing how truly Gratful President Trump is to have been givin the Trust of he American People. God Bless you all for all you did to help our President get Elected.

  • Reply Ronald Gerhardt April 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    You guys look like you had fun , good for you , I would love to go hunting with you guys sometime !!

  • Reply Danielle April 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Incredible night!!!! Wow!!! So proud of you and what you stand for! Xoxoxo

  • Reply Paul Baker April 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Very cool!

  • Reply Jackie Dymond April 21, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome love you guys we are so happy you had fun. You are GREAT AMERICANS

  • Reply Richard Glaser April 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, that was fantastic, good guys and gals in the White House

  • Reply Sandra Myles April 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Best group I’ve seen at the White House. Hands down the best looking and greatest hunters!
    That will give them something to talk about for weeks.

  • Reply Sharon Tibbits April 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos Shemane. As a 13th generation American and also a Michigander I’m thankful for how the Nugent family represents Michigan.

  • Reply Sharon Tibbits April 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos Shemane. As a 13th generation American and also a Michigander I’m thankful for how the Nugent family represents Michigan.

  • Reply Judy April 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Love it! What a fantastic evening…with all the patriots!

    my husband, Rand and myself are looking forward to seats in row 7 of Ted’s concert in Phoenix!!!

  • Reply Haskell Green April 22, 2017 at 2:54 am

    It makes me feel great to know we have a President now that is a regular guy. President Trump is a great man that has not lost sight of the regular man inside. The fact that the people that are invited to the White House get a tour like one of us showing off our new car let’s you see that President Trump is a regular guy in spite of having millions of dollars and being the leader of the free world. I can see how much he loves our country in his every action. He is my President and will have my respect and loyalty because of these traits.

    • Reply Shemane Nugent April 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Yes, he seems to be very straightforward & down to Earth.

  • Reply John Patrick April 22, 2017 at 5:33 am


  • Reply Tom kane April 22, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Did you present that guitar to him?

  • Reply Terry Neils April 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Great pictures of a bunch of people who love America! God bless all of you! Did the thought of bow hunting lobsters enter Ted’s mind? You are all great Patriots! By the way your live posts on facebook are awesome. I think it shows that you are real people.

  • Reply Kent Morgan Albu April 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Great day ! : ) was the red white and blue get-fiddle a gift to Ted ? or from
    Ted ?

  • Reply Alice Nemer April 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    That is awesome, I love seeing truly great americans in our white house, love EVERY one of you!

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