Legendary American Rock star and Hillary Clinton fan, Bruce Springsteen has released an anti-Donald Trump protest song hitting out at ‘the conman and his crooks’.
The rock-and-roll legend has teamed up once again with Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky on the track called That’s What Makes Us Great. The 67-year-old approached The Boss to collaborate with him on the song which he wrote when the Republican took office at the White House in January.
‘I HAD THIS SONG, AND BRUCE AND I HAD BEEN TALKING,’ GRUSHECKY SAID, TALKING TO THE PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE. ‘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.’
The scathing lyrics touch on immigration, and saves his most harsh criticism for a verse in which he sings:
‘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.’
The chorus is slightly more upbeat, stating: ‘It’s up to me and you. Love can conquer hate. I know this to be true. That’s what makes us great.’
Springsteen was publicly critical of Trump during the campaign rally and has said on stage he is embarrassed to be an American since the Republican took office.
He is a long-time Democratic supporter, having backed former President Obama and Hillary Clinton.