Rock and roll superstar Bruce Springsteen is making no bones about where he stands in regard to the coming election – he thinks that Donald Trump is a moron who is a menace to America. The man who made gazillions of dollars singing songs that were a tribute to this country’s vanishing working class, the Boss is just another hypocritical limousine liberal that are as thick as fleas on a dog when it comes to the Democratic party. Springsteen’s comments come at an opportune time as his long-awaited memoir Born to Run is set to hit bookshelves on Tuesday.
As reported by Politico “Bruce Springsteen on Trump: ‘The republic is under siege by a moron, basically’”:
Bruce Springsteen called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “moron” in an excerpt from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published Friday.
“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy,” the rocker said, when asked what he makes of the “Trump phenomenon”.
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Springsteen criticized Trump’s rhetoric, saying, “The ideas he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas — white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he’s done — not immediately disavowing David Duke?”
Springsteen said that the things Trump has said and done would have ended any previous candidate’s campaign “immediately.”
“I believe that there’s a price being paid for not addressing the real cost of the deindustrialization and globalization [in the U.S.],” he said, adding, “Trump’s thing is simple answers to very complex problems. Fallacious answers to very complex problems. And that can be very appealing.”
Springsteen also offered strong words of support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, saying, “I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president.”
Whatever it was that Mr. Springsteen once stood for has been tainted by his association with the Democrats who have today become the party of corruption, war and oligarchy and hardly represent any of the ideals that he sang about before he amassed his huge fortune and began pissing on the economically oppressed by allying himself with the swine.
But hey, the attention will sell plenty of books.