Last night saw Bruce Springsteen top off Hillary Clinton’s final election campaign rally, giving an emotional speech to praise the Democratic Presidential candidate as well as slamming Donald Trump and playing a medley of his classic hits. Check it out below.
He joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Bon Jovi who came out in support of Clinton before the US goes to the polls, playing a set that included ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘Dancer In The Crowd’ – as well as addressing the crowd with a rousing speech.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer,” said Springsteen. “Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an America where everyone counts – men and women, white and black, Hispanic and Natives. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to discuss our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way.”
He continued: “That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realisation.”
The ‘Born In The USA’ icon spoke of Clinton’s focus on income distribution, reducing unemployment, improving universal healthcare, environmental issues, protecting the rights of women ‘not as an afterthought, but as a priority’.
Turning his attention to Trump, he blasted him as “a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has the profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interest and ego before American democracy itself. Someone who’d look to damage our long-cherished and admired system, rather than look to himself for the reasons beyond his own epic failure. That’s unforgivable. Tomorrow those ideas and that campaign is going down.”
He added: “Let’s all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say that ‘we stood with Hillary Clinton on the right side of history’.”
America goes to the polls today.
The rally didn’t run smoothly for everyone however, as many viewers confused Lady Gaga’s outfit to be that of a Nazi.
The Boss has spoken out against Trump in the past, previously calling the Republican candidate “dangerous” and a “flagrant, toxic narcissist”. He 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 said. “It’s the thinnest possible mask of masculinity. And it wouldn’t fool anybody from the Greatest Generation.