Bruce Springsteen may not agree with President Donald Trump on political issues, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the president will struggle to get another term as President of the United States.
The musician told The Sunday Times Magazine that he doesn’t think there is one Democrat in the United States that can tap into the will of the American blue collar worker like Trump.
“I don’t see anyone out there at the moment … the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,” Springsteen said,
Right now, Springsteen doesn’t see Trump as unbeatable per se, but he also doesn’t see a Democrat who has the tools to take the president on.
“You need someone who can speak the same language as Trump,” said Springsteen.
Although Springsteen believes that Trump will serve for four more years after the 2020 election, that doesn’t mean he’s happy about it.
In the past, the musician has been highly critical of the president, calling him a “moron” and slamming him for failing to fully disavow white supremacist David Duke.
Springsteen told the 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. 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. 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 he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he‘s done – not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately.”
Correction [12/3/18, 4:52 p.m. ET]: Previously, this article inaccurately stated that no Democratic candidates have announced a presidential bid, but several individuals have filed under the Democratic Party. We have corrected the error, and the full list of candidates who have filed to run for president can be found here.