Bruce Springsteen Appears on New Protest Song That Rips Donald Trump
Bruce Springsteen has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump as a “con man” in a new protest song, titled “That’s What Makes Us Great.” The “Born in the U.S.A.” hitmaker teamed up with frequent collaborator Joe Grushecky to record the track, which Grushecky wrote in January, following Trump’s inauguration. The title references Trump’s campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.” “I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking,” he tells 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.” In the song, Springsteen hits out at the controversial leader for “lying” to the public. “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,” 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,” he adds.
This isn’t the first time the singer has criticized Trump — in January, he called the President’s executive order on immigration un-American. The order temporarily banned refugees and immigrants from several Middle Eastern countries — including Iran, Iraq, and Syria – from entering the U.S. “Tonight, we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting, at airports around our country, the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees,” he said during a gig in Australia. “America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American.”
New Single “That’s What Makes Us Great” JG & Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen premiers on EStreet Radio tomorrow morning.!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/W0hyMOU372— Joe Grushecky (@JoeGrushecky) April 18, 2017