Bruce Springsteen is a rock music legend, but he is also a man that knows politics. In an interview he had Monday with Marc Maron on his WTF podcast, he talked about how incompetent Trump is to run the country.
“I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” Springsteen said. “It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?”
This isn’t the first time Springsteen has slammed Donald Trump. Before the election, he spoke to Rolling Stone and said that our “republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy.”
Springsteen also expressed his fear for the future of the country.
“When you let that genie out of the bottle — bigotry, racism, intolerance, they don’t go back in the bottle that easily if they go back in at all,” he said. “Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to. My fears are that those things find a place in ordinary, civil society.”
How will the country shape up with Trump being president? Will the hate crimes stop?
Springsteen says he is still optimistic. “America is still America. I still believe in its ideals, and I’m going to do my best to play my very, very small part in maintaining those things,” he said.
You can listen to the whole podcast here.