Springsteen quotes poem on radio show: 'We are rudderless and joyless' under Trump
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Bruce Springsteen, quoted a poem by Elayne Griffin Baker on his radio show Wednesday, saying the "joyless" Trump White House has made Americans lose "their mojo" and sense of fun.

"There’s no art in this White House. There’s no literature, no poetry, no music. There are no pets in this White House: no loyal man’s best friend, no Socks, the family cat," the "Letter to You" said on his SiriusXM show, "From My Home to Yours," on Wednesday.

"There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation: no Obamas on the beach in Hawaii moments or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape," Springsteen continued on an episode of his SiriusXM show, "From My Home to Yours," titled "Farewell to the Thief."


"Where’d that country go? Where did all the fun, the joy, and the expression of love and happiness go?" 

Noting how Americans raised millions of dollars with charity events like 2014's ice bucket challenge, the poem continues: "We used to have a president who calmed and soothed the nation, instead of dividing it."

"We are rudderless and joyless," Springsteen continued, still quoting the poem. "We have lost the cultural aspects of society that make American great."

"We have lost our mojo, our fun, our happiness, our cheering on of others — the shared experience of humanity that makes it all worth it."

The 71-year-old musician has been a vocal critic of Trump, calling his presidency a "nightmare."

The country, Springsteen said, has "lost so much in so short a time."

He encouraged voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, saying, "On Nov. 3, vote them out."

Editors note: This story was updated at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, to reflect that Springsteen was quoting a poem written by Elaine Griffin Baker.