Bruce Springsteen won’t hold back in his criticism of Donald Trump.
In a new interview on “CBS This Morning”, the iconic American singer was asked about being called out in a speech by the U.S. president.
Springsteen noted that “a lot of people are very concerned about the direction of the country,” and he agreed that it is a “very frightening time” in his country.
“The stewardship of the nation has been thrown away to somebody who doesn’t have a clue as to what that means,” he said. “And unfortunately, we have somebody who I feel doesn’t have a grasp of the deep meaning of what it means to be an American.”
In an interview with Esquire last year, Springsteen was also critical of Trump, saying, “[He] has no interest in uniting the country and actually has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis.”
He added at the time, “That’s simply a crime against humanity, as far as I’m concerned. It’s an awful, awful message to send out into the world. You are intentionally trying to disenfranchise a large portion of Americans. That’s unforgivable. These are folks who are invested in denying the idea of a united America and an America for all. It’s a critical moment. It’s a scary moment for any conscientious American, I think.”