There is still some hope for America: Kid Rock is not running for a seat in the Senate, after all.
"F-ck no I'm not running for Senate," the "Bawitdaba" singer told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show Tuesday. "Who couldn't figure that out?"
Although he was the one who launched his own campaign website, complete with merchandise reading "Kid Rock for U.S. Senate," and tweeted in July that it was indeed "real," he seemed to suggest anyone who took his bid for a Michigan Senate seat seriously is an idiot.
"I'm releasing a new album. I'm going on tour too. Are you f-cking shitting me?" he told Stern.
Perhaps just a few short years ago, Rock's publicity stunt would have been immediately tossed aside as a joke, but in the age of President Donald Trump -- America's first reality star president, who had absolutely zero experience in any of the three branches of government before beating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election -- we've learned anything is possible, no matter how ridiculous the prospect may seem at first.
Rock, who releases a new album on Nov. 3, said even people who were "in on the joke" began to take it seriously.
"No, we're not doing it, but let's roll with it for a while," the rock star said he told them.