The Boss is not impressed! Springsteen hits out at Trump calling his campaign promises a 'con job' saying 'he's done a lot of damage'
- In conversation with David Remnick at The New Yorker Festival, the rock 'n' roll icon opened up about Trump
- 'I predict he will not win. But I do believe he's done a lot of damage already,' Springteen said
- The artist sang at the 2008 inauguration of President Obama, whom he still continues to support
The boss has spoken - and he's not impressed.
Bruce Springsteen says he doesn't believe Donald Trump is fit for office.
'When he was just a sorta big, bloviating New York billionaire, he could be kinda funny,' said Bruce Springsteen during his appearance at The New Yorker Festival.
'He's not funny as a presidential candidate ... I predict he will not win. But I do believe he's done a lot of damage already. I don't believe he's going to go gently into the night. It's a very dangerous thing,' he said.
Singer Bruce Springsteen predicts that Trump will not win but had a grim analysis of the consequences of Trump's candidacy saying 'I do believe he's done a lot of damage already'
'I think the subversion of the idea of democratic elections is a very dangerous idea. When you start telling people, unless you win, the election will be illegitimate, and when you have as many people listening to him as he does, it's a very, very dangerous genie to let out of the bottle, and not one that goes back in particularly easily. So I'm a little afraid of his lasting effect on the country.'
The Daily News reported that 67-year-old Springsteen showed his displeasure during a Q&A at a Broadway theater.
He called Trump's appeal 'a con job' based on campaign promises to build a wall along the Mexico border and bring back jobs to the U.S.A.
'You want to hear these kind of solutions to your problems,' said the liberal singer-songwriter. 'Unfortunately, they're fallacious.'
Speaking out: In conversation with David Remnick, right, at The New Yorker Festival, the rock 'n' roll icon opened up about Trump and his storied career
Springsteen said that he was still a huge fan of President Obama, who even used a number of his songs on the campaign trail in 2008 and 2012.
'I'm still a fan,' said Springsteen. 'I believe he's been a good President.'
The legendary rock star spoke to a sold-out crowd in during a one-hour, 20-minute on-stage interview as part of a nationwide tour for his best-selling new autobiography Born To Run.
'The Boss' has a storyteller's knack for recounting the past in vivid detail, with quick wit and humor.
He discussed the labored process of writing the book, which took seven years, his troubled relationship with his father, sweet memories of raising his children with wife and longtime backup singer, Patti Scialfa, and his history with depression, as he does in the book.
Not a fan: The Boss prominently supported Barack Obama in both of his presidential campaigns and recently called Donald Trump, pictured, a 'moron'
'I think music was the way that I medicated myself in the beginning. It was the first thing that centered me and chased away the blues,' Springsteen said, seated in an armchair beside his interviewer on stage at the historic Nourse Theater.
'I found that the experience of playing cleared my mind and gave me a brief moment of respite from the things that tended to disturb me,' he said. 'I found out that exhaustion was my friend. Because if I got myself tired enough, I was simply too tired to be depressed.'
The book Born to Run came out in late September and has risen to the top of best-seller lists.
But Springsteen doubts he's got a sequel in him: 'I think this is my swan song. I can't imagine writing another one.'
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