'Trump lost the moment he started making fun of special needs people. How could a person like that be the president of the United States?'
E-street frontman Bruce Springsteen slammed President Trump as a “con man” in his new protest song with longtime collaborator Joe Grushecky. Titled, “That’s What Makes Us Great,” Bruce bashed the 45th president of the United States of America with edgy lyrics – “Don’t tell me a lie/ And sell it as a fact/ I’ve been down that road before/ And I ain’t going back.”
The song was released on Wednesday morning on SiriusXM and Grushecky’s website. At one point in the song, Springsteen proclaims that he “never put his faith in a con man and his crooks.”
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Grushecky, who penned the lyrics, admitted to have written the song even before the inception of the collaboration. He said, “I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.”
“Trump lost the moment he started making fun of special needs people. How could a person like that be the president of the United States?” said the singer referring to the infamous speech where the Republican appeared to mimic a disabled reporter.
Springsteen has already earned himself a reputation for blasting Trump. The singer and songwriter bashed the president quite a few times – both before and after the 2016 election. He even labelled Trump as a “moron” in a September interview with Rolling Stone. The singer is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics and political sentiments.