Rock star Bruce Springsteen had some choice words for Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential nominee a “moron” in an excerpt from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine published Friday.
“The republic is under siege by a moron,” the Springsteen said when asked what he makes of the ‘Trump phenomenon’.
“The whole thing is tragic,” the rocker said of Trump’s candidacy. “Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you’re pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it’s a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don’t go back in so easy, if they go back in at all.”
Springsteen criticized Trump’s rhetoric, saying, “the things the Republican presidential nominee has said and done would have ended any previous candidate’s campaign immediately.”
“The ideas he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas — white nationalism and the alt-right movement.”
The rock star also offered strong words of support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, saying, “I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president.”