Bruce Springsteen Bashes Donald Trump: ‘Bigotry, Racism, Intolerance’
Bruce Springsteen, fresh off the release of his new memoir Born to Run, was recently interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron, where the rocker passionately disavowed president-elect Donald Trump.
“I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” The Boss explained. He has previously endorsed Hillary Clinton.
“It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Forget about where they are ideologically. Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?”
“When you let that genie out of the bottle — bigotry, racism, intolerance… they don’t go back in the bottle that easily if they go back in at all,” The Boss explained. “Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to. My fears are that those things find a place in ordinary, civil society.”
Springsteen still pledged his support for his country. “America is still America. I still believe in its ideals, and I’m going to do my best to play my very, very small part in maintaining those things.”