Bruce Springsteen joins a growing list of celebrities vowing to leave the country if Donald Trump wins the election. The “Born in the USA” singer joked that he would move to Australia.
Springsteen held a virtual press conference to promote his new album Letter to You. An Australian reporter asked Springsteen if he’d consider moving to Australia if Trump won the election.
“I would consider that,” Springsteen joked. “I love Australia. We have nothing but good times down there; it’s always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography. [It’s a] great place for motorcycle trips… it’s close to our hearts.”
But Springsteen doesn’t believe he has anything to worry about. During the interview, Springsteen said he doesn’t believe Trump will have a second term in office.
“If Trump is re-elected – which he will not, they’re predicting right now he’s going to lose – but if by some happenstance he should, I’ll see you on the next plane,” Springsteen said.
Bruce Springsteen Has Been a Critic of Donald Trump
In 2018, Springsteen spoke with Esquire about his views on the president. The singer believed Trump swayed the country away from “equality” and “social justice” and he hoped the U.S. survived Trump’s term in office. He told the outlet that Trump “has no interest in uniting the country.”
“Actually [Trump] has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis,” Springsteen told Esquire. “That’s simply a crime against humanity, as far as I’m concerned.”
Earlier this year, Springsteen criticized Trump for his handling of the pandemic and nation-wide protests after the death of George Floyd. He called Trump a “threat.”
“I believe that our current president is a threat to our democracy,” Springsteen told Billboard. “He simply makes any kind of reform that much harder. I don’t know if our democracy could stand another four years of his custodianship. These are all existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life.”
[H/T: Daily Mail]