In 2016 Kraig Moss sold everything, grabbed his guitar, and hit the campaign trail for Donald Trump.
This former “Trump troubadour” attended 45 rallies, where his pro-Trump country tunes became a popular side attraction. To support his new vocation he sold a CD with his Trump-themed recordings.
Now, CNN reports Kraig Moss is singing a different tune, thanks to the president’s support of “TrumpCare,” the GOP’s appalling healthcare bill. He told CNN:
“The bill is an absolute betrayal of what Trump represented on the campaign trail. I feel betrayed.”
Not only will the bill leave x million people uninsured, it also drops Obamacare’s requirement that states who receive expanded Medicaid funding provide addiction treatment services. It turns out, this former Trump troubadour’s journey was inspired by a tragic loss. His 24-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in 2014.
“I came home and found my son, J.R. Moss dead in his bed, and it was devastating to me.”
While Obamacare has helped millions of Americans gain access to healthcare, J.R. “Rob” Moss was among the thousands who fall through the cracks.
Kraig Moss’s son was among the record 28,647 people who died from prescription opioid and heroin overdoses that year. And a 2015 study finds 80 percent of people addicted to opioids still don’t receive treatment…Even though these addictions often start with prescribed painkillers like Oxycontin.
The grieving father was drawn to Donald Trump because he promised to help people like his son. At a 2016 rally in Iowa, the GOP’s president singled Moss out from the crowd and declared:
“In all fairness to your son, it’s a tough thing. Some very, very strong people have not been able to get off (heroin). The biggest thing we can do in honor of your son … we have to be able to stop it.”
When Kraig Moss got verklempt, the Donald added some sympathetic noises to his toxic stew of lies:
“I know what you went through. And he’s a great father. I can see it. And your son is proud of you. Your son is proud of you. I’ll bet he was a great boy.”
At an Oct. 15, 2016 rally in Portsmouth, N.H., the GOP’s president reiterated his false promises:
“We will help all of those people so seriously addicted. We’ll get them assistance.”
Now, Kraig Moss tells CNN he feels “hurt inside” and wishes he hadn’t sold all his construction equipment and trucks to support our liar-in-chief.
“I believed everything he said. Now, I don’t believe that he was true in his words when he was speaking. I think he was looking for votes, to be honest with you. It’s not at all what Mr. Trump promised everybody he was going to provide for us.”
WATCH: Kraig Moss tells CNN about his sense of betrayal by Donald Trump.
In an interview with #ABQ RAW at a rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Kraig Moss explained that he sees playing his music at Trump rallies as a “good ministry” with a “good message.” He also clearly blames border-crossing Mexicans for his son’s misfortunes, instead of pain killers over-prescribed by doctors and pushed heavily by pharmaceutical companies.
“That’s why I support Donald Trump, because of his stance on protecting our borders and slowing down the infiltration of heroin and other drugs into this country.”
In other words, this Trump supporter was okay with a “unified Republican government” that would persecute Mexicans, Muslims, women, and LGBT people…as long as white heroin addicts receive treatment.
WATCH: #ABQ RAW interview with Kraig Moss at a 2016 Trump rally in Albuquerque.
Featured image: Video screen grab via #ABQ RAW.