Springsteen Shares Trump Sentiments With Aussies
Touring with the E Street Band on the other side of the world did not stop Bruce Springsteen from adding to the chorus of artists’ disapproval of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency.
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At the first of three Perth shows at Perth Arena Jan 22, Springsteen declared the birth of “the new American resistance,” adding that it was the job of the E Street Band to “inspire people during tough times.”
As events unfolded in the U.S., he shared his thoughts with Australian fans.
Another flashpoint was a Feb. 2 terse telephone call between Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
It was over a deal struck with the Obama administration for the United States to take in refugees sheltering in Pacific islands.
Trump reportedly told the Australian leader it was a “dumb deal” and would export the “next Boston bombers” to the U.S. before hanging up.
Both men denied the conversation was heated. That night at