President Donald Trump, during his Minnesota rally on Thursday, October 10, night, boasted that he "did not need" the help of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and "little" Bruce Springsteen to win the 2016 presidential elections against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The president was referring to the list of A-stars who promoted Clinton's campaign in 2016.
"I didn't need Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And I didn't need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people," Trump said while addressing a rally at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The president added that musicians like Springsteen would "do about two songs, then leave... and everyone leaves with him. And she is still speaking in front of the same lousy crowd. Craziest thing I've ever seen."
Trump was referring to Springsteen's performance outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall at a rally in support of Clinton in November 2016.
Springsteen has not yet replied to Trump's comments, however, in an interview with Esquire, the singer had previously described the president as "deeply damaged at his core."
Jay-Z had also slammed Trump in the past in comments released shortly after the president was believed to have called African countries "s***holes".
When the rapper was asked about the president's comments, he responded: "Yes, it's disappointing and hurtful. Everyone feels anger. After the anger, it's really hurtful because he's like looking down on a whole population of people."
Shortly after Trump took the musicians' name in his speech, multiple fans of the stars took to Twitter to defend them, with one user, saying: "Trump has evoked Beyoncé's name. If he thought Democrats were after jinx Whew. Wait till he meets the Bey-Hive."
"Poor @realdonaldtrump, you’re President of the United States but you’ll NEVER be The Boss. Don’t mess with Jersey!" another Twitter user wrote.
Democratic presidential contender for 2020 polls, Senator Cory Bookers, also joined in the fans, and wrote: "'Little Bruce Springsteen? I think you mean Bruce Springsteen and the heart-stopping, hard-rocking, earth-quaking, justifying, death-defying, legendary E Street Band."
Trump, during the rally, also angered the Prince Estate when he played the late musician's track 'Purple Rain' in Minnesota. The Prince Estate slammed the president, saying that the song was played "despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince's music."
Reports state that as Trump's speech moved close to the 90-minute mark on Thursday night, a swarm of protesters gathered outside the venue in the pouring rain. The demonstrations also saw people lighting up Trump's MAGA hats and apparel on fire in a bonfire.