Bruce Springsteen Blasts Trump’s Immigration Ban As ‘Un-American’
Bruce Springsteen blasted President Donald Trump’s immigration ban as “un-American” during a concert in Adelaide, Australia on Monday.
The 67-year-old rocker has recently been very outspoken against the president. During the concert he shouted that he stood with those Americans protesting at airports across the country against the executive order Trump signed on Friday that temporarily prohibits immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days. (RELATED: Bruce Springsteen Calls Trump ‘A Moron’)
“Tonight we want to add our voice to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees,” Springsteen announced to the crowd. “America is a nation of immigrants. This is fundamentally un-American.”
“This is an immigrants song.” (RELATED: Bruce Springsteen Grants Song Request To Concertgoer Who Said ‘F*** Trump’)
“America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American.” pic.twitter.com/DsXSaLeNNN
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 30, 2017
Last weekend, he announced he was part of the new “American resistance” and stood in solidarity with the anti-Trump Women’s March that took place in cities across the country who marched “against hate and division.”
“We’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women that marched yesterday in every city in America — and in Melbourne!” Springsteen said.
“We are the new American resistance.”
– Bruce Springsteen, January 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/HOFEUv4gev
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 22, 2017
“Who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare and immigrant rights,” he added. “We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”