Bruce Springsteen Releases New Song Calling Trump a “Con Man”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Bruce Springsteen performing live at Wembley Stadium on June 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)
Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

The last thing we need is liberal celebrities spouting off about how they don’t like the president. It’s ironic in a sense, that they have the freedom to so do…because in Russia, they have banned certain photos of Putin to be shared, but in America, people can share whatever they want about Donald Trump and no one bats an eye! That’s their freedom of speech kicking in there, yet they like to to rob conservatives of their freedom of speech.

Bruce Springsteen, famous for many songs, including “Born in the USA”, has come out with a new song. He is very anti-Trump and he let it be known in this new piece that he so proudly uses to show his protest, calling the president a “con man.” It’s funny because, Springsteen has not employed thousands, ran multi-million dollar businesses, or given up his paycheck to try to better our country. Yet he wants to criticize the man who did.

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.

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.”

So you may be wondering how we know this is about our President, and not about some random con man. Well, we know because they told us in an interview.

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.”

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.”

So a washed up singer is looking for his next claim to fame and decides that it was by writing and performing a song that bashes our president. Lets see just how far that gets them.

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