Bruce Springsteen may have had you fooled that he was a proud American with his hit song “Born in the USA”. But, earlier this week he told an Australian crowd in Melbourne that he’s “embarrassed” to be an American.
The 67-year-old addressed his audience following news reports claiming President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s telephone conversation was acrimonious and that Trump had hung up on him.
“We stand before you embarrassed Americans,” Springsteen said of himself and his band before singing a song mocking the phone call.
“This is a song from 1965 by The Orlons, we’re gonna use this to send a letter back home,” Springsteen declared before signing the song Don’t Hang Up.
The rocker then yelled to the Australian crowd, “We come from a land of immigrants! This is an immigrant song,” and the full E Street Band burst into “American Land” from 2006’s We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.
This isn’t the first time the singer has taken a shot at President Donald Trump, several months ago while preforming in Munich, Germany, Springsteen held up a large pair of signs for the audience to see that disparaged the then presumptive Republican Presidential nominee with a profane message.
And, just a couple of weeks ago in Perth, Australia, Springsteen made a public declaration of being “the new American resistance”.
Springsteen, campaigned heavily for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election cycle. The aging rock star has said multiple times that his support lies with Clinton. He was quoted earlier in the past campaign season calling Trump a “moron,” among other things.
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