Bruce Springsteen Calls Donald Trump's COVID-19 Response "a National Disgrace"
"With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask"
Published Jun 17, 2020Bruce Springsteen's From My Home to Yours radio show on SiriusXM took a political turn earlier today, with the artist blasting President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During his "E Street Radio" broadcast, Springsteen led into Bob Dylan's "Disease of Conceit" with a call out to the president, urging him to "show some consideration" as the U.S. coronavirus death toll climbs.
With 100,000 plus Americans dying over the last few months and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I've been simply pissed off. Those lives deserve better than being simply inconvenient statistics for our president's reelection efforts. It's a national disgrace.
Instead of celebrating the joys of summer today, we will be contemplating our current circumstances with the coronavirus and the cost it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we've lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they have left behind.
He continued to directly call out the president, saying, "With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask."
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