The Boss didn’t even try to disguise his disgust for The Donald in a new interview with Rolling Stone, calling Trump a “moron” and criticizing his dangerous support of radical nationalist and alt-right movements.
“Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic,” Springsteen said. “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.”
“The ideas he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas — white nationalism and the alt-right movement,” the singer said. “The outrageous things that he’s done — not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately.”
Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, has enjoyed quite the horrifying bromance with Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence. That relationship ― along with so many other deplorable connections and remarks ― has only strengthened the number of celebrities who publicly denounce the GOP candidate for president.
To read the rest of Springsteen’s interview with Rolling Stone, head here or pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands soon.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.