Bruce Springsteen calls for an ‘exorcism' in Washington DC after 4-year 'nightmare' of Trump: 'Throw the bums out'
Bruce Springsteen has expressed a desire to exorcise Washington D.C. and get rid of President Donald J. Trump and his administration, saying the last four years were a "f***ing nightmare." “It is time for an exorcism in our nation’s capital,” he said in the latest installment of his “E Street Radio” show on SiriusXM. “In just a few days, we’ll be throwing the bums out. I thought it was a fucking nightmare. But it was so true.”
The "Boss" also complained about the apparent lack of art, culture, “fun,” and “joy” in Trump’s White House. Furthermore, he even accused Melania Trump of "ripping out" the Rose Garden after the first lady oversaw a complete renovation of the same.
“There’s no art in this White House. There’s no literature, no poetry, no music,” Springsteen bemoaned on his show. “There are no pets in this White house. No loyal man’s best friend. No Socks, the family cat. No kids science fairs. No time when the president takes off his blue suit, red-tie uniform, and becomes human. Except when he puts on his white shirt and khaki pants uniform and hides from the American people to play golf.”
“There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation," he continued. "No Obama’s on the beach in Hawaii moments, or Bush’s fishing in Kennebunkport. No Reagan’s on horseback, no Kennedy’s’ playing touch football on the Cape.”
“Where did that county go?” the musician wondered. “Where did all the fun, the joy, and the expression of love and happiness go? We used to be the country that did the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised millions for charity. We used to have a president who calmed and soothed the nation instead of dividing it. And a first lady who planted a garden instead of ripping one out.”
In conclusion, Springsteen declared that the country is "rudderless" and "joyless."
"We have lost the cultural aspects of society that make America 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 challenges and the triumphs that we shared and celebrated, the unique can-do spirit that American has always been known for," he said, adding: “We are lost. we’ve lost so much in so short of time. On November 3, vote them out.”
Anti-Trump Twitterati nodded in agreement and showered praise on the 'Glory Days' hitmaker.
"This right here. @springsteen said it all. No art in the White House...please take a listen. Vote for our soul. Vote for the artists. Vote for the people who plant gardens. Vote for your pets. Vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris VOTE NOW," musician Nils Lofgren tweeted in agreement.
"'We've lost our joy, our fun, our ability to cheer others on ... this is a White House with no books, no music, no cat or dog. We are lost.' God, imagine if you could vote for Bruce Springsteen," author Caitlin Moran added.
"As usual, @springsteen says it best - and that's why he's The Boss. #VoteThemOut," former presidential hopeful John Kerry chimed in.
This right here. @springsteen said it all. No art in the White House...please take a listen. Vote for our soul. Vote for the artists. Vote for the people who plant gardens. Vote for your pets. Vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris VOTE NOW https://t.co/tKDmJkuRmQ— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) October 29, 2020
"We've lost our joy, our fun, our ability to cheer others on ... this is a White House with no books, no music, no cat or dog. We are lost." God, imagine if you could vote for Bruce Springsteen https://t.co/0bUH6cqWDp— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) October 28, 2020
The Jersey Shore rocker recently grabbed headlines after saying he would pack up and flee to Australia if Trump is re-elected on November 3. “If Trump is re-elected – which he will not be; I’m predicting right now he’s gonna lose – if by some happenstance he should be, I’ll see you on the next plane,” he reportedly said.