Bruce Springsteen has criticised US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump in a new interview, describing the Republican candidate as “dangerous” and a “flagrant, toxic narcissist”.
Trump has been met with increased criticism over the past few weeks following accusations of historic sexual assault and inappropriate comments about women surfacing.
Speaking to Channel 4, Springsteen said: “The trouble at the moment is you have Donald Trump, who is talking about rigged elections. He has a feeling he’s going to lose now, which, of course, he’s going to lose… and he knows that… and he’s such a flagrant, toxic narcissist that he wants to take down the entire democratic system with him if he goes.”
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) October 18, 2016
Springsteen continued (watch in the video above): “He’s such an unreflective person. He simply has no sense of decency, no sense of responsibility about him. The words that he’s been using over the past several weeks really are an attack on the entire democratic process… I think it’s very dangerous. He does have a lot of people’s ears, and I don’t think he’s going to go quietly, gently into the good night, I think he’s going to make a big as mess as he can, and I don’t know what that’s going to mean, but we’ll find out shortly.”
Springsteen is currently promoting his new memoir Born To Run and companion album ‘Chapter And Verse’. He recently spoke about the impact felt by the deaths of Prince and David Bowie. Springsteen has also shared his love for Green Day, hailing them as “thoughtful and intense”.
Last weekend, Trump hit out at Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of him. He has also been met with accusations of making racist comments towards rapper Lil Jon.