Bruce Springsteen Says Donald Trump Candidacy Is 'A Tragedy For Our Democracy'

"The republic is under siege by a moron, basically."
The Boss v. The Donald.
The Boss v. The Donald.

Bruce Springsteen has joined the ranks of countless other celebrities who openly loathe Donald Trump.

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.”

Springsteen, who said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would be a “very, very good president,” warned voters about Trump’s racist, xenophobic rhetoric that shows no signs of stopping.

“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.

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