Bruce Springsteen says Donald Trump is a ‘mess’ and an ’embarrassment’

The Boss discusses the difference between the "facade" Trump presents to the world and the mogul's true self.

Bruce Springsteen has once again criticised Donald Trump, branding the US presidential hopeful an “embarrassment” and a “mess”.

The Boss has spoken out against Trump in the past, previously calling the Republican candidate “dangerous” and a “flagrant, toxic narcissist”. Now he has discussed the difference between the “facade” Trump presents to the world and the mogul’s true self.

“In Trump’s case, the facade is easy to see through, and what you see is a bundle of anxiety, fragility and insecurity,” he told The Guardian. “It’s the thinnest possible mask of masculinity. And it wouldn’t fool anybody from the Greatest Generation.”


“It’s such a thin costume that for me it doesn’t hold for a moment,” Springsteen added. “But there have been quite a few people he has attracted along the way, so I suppose the bluster works to a certain degree. He’s really quite an embarrassment if you’re from the USA. It’s simply the most rigid and thinnest veil of masculinity over a mess.”

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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”.

Meanwhile, Trump has 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.

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