Bruce Springsteen: Trump is a 'moron'
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Bruce Springsteen is blasting Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE, calling the GOP presidential nominee “a moron” who’s filled with “dangerous ideas.”

The “Born to Run” singer opened up about the 2016 race in excerpts released Friday from an interview with Rolling Stone.


“Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy,” Springsteen said when asked about Trump’s political rise.

“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, 67, told the magazine. “Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don't go back in so easy, if they go back in at all. The ideas [Trump’s] moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement.” 

“Trump's thing is simple answers to very complex problems. Fallacious answers to very complex problems. And that can be very appealing.”

While Springsteen — who hit the campaign trail in support of President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 bids — denied lacking enthusiasm for 2016 nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP MORE, he said only of the Democratic White House hopeful: “I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president.” 

“The Boss” also expressed doubt about how much his star power can affect the race.

“I think you have a limited amount of impact as an entertainer, performer or musician. I feel what I’ve done was certainly worth doing. And I did it at the time because I felt the country was in crisis, which it certainly is right now,” he said. 

Adding he’d “consider” lending his support if he was approached by a candidate, Springsteen said:

“No, I haven't really lost faith in what I consider to be the small amount of impact that somebody in rock music might be able to have. I don't think people go to musicians for their political points of view. I think your political point of view is circumstances and then how you were nurtured and brought up. But it's worth giving a shot when it's the only thing you have.”