Bruce Springsteen Releases Anti-Trump Song

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Bruce Springsteen has been very outspoken against President Donald Trump, and his new protest song referring to him as a “con man” is just one more example.

On Wednesday, the 67-year-old rocker released his and Joe Grushecky’s anti-Trump song, called “That’s What Makes Us Great,” and it is a direct comment on the president and his administration, according to Pitchfork.  (RELATED: Bruce Springsteen Blasts Trump’s Immigration Ban As ‘Un-American’)

Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen is still rocking. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen is still rocking. (Photo: Getty Images)

Springsteen’s part of the song goes as follows:

“Don’t tell me a lie

And sell it as a fact

I’ve been down that road before

And I ain’t going back.

And don’t you brag to me

That you never read a book

I never put my faith

In a con man and his crooks.”

During an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gushecky talked about writing the song in January after Trump was sworn-in as president

“I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking,” Grushecky said. “I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.”

“[Trump] lost me the moment he started making fun of special needs people,” he added. “How could a person like that be president of the United States? Regardless of all the other [stuff], that to me is appalling. I have special needs people in my family and in my neighborhood. I worked with special needs people my whole life and I was really offended by it.”

In February, Springsteen said he was an “embarrassed” American during a concert in Australia. On the same tour he attacked Trump’s first travel ban as “un-American.”

“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 told the crowd. “America is a nation of immigrants. This is fundamentally un-American.”

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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