Bruce Springsteen has taken to the airwaves to send a message to US president Donald Trump.
The Boss, who has been keeping busy since the start of lockdown, has teamed up with SiriusXM radio station to play some of his favourite tracks in an hour-long session. Now, with his latest episode, he has addressed the president amid the current coronavirus pandemic.
Opening the show and going straight for the jugular, Springsteen said: I’m going to start out by sending one to the man sitting behind the resolute desk,” as per Stereogum. “With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask.”
Springsteen added: “I had another show prepared for broadcast this week on this strange and eventful summer, but with 100,000+ Americans dying over the last few months and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I’ve been simply pissed off,” he said. “Those lives deserved better than just being inconvenient statistics for our President’s re-election efforts. It’s a national disgrace.”
He continued: “So instead of celebrating the joys of summer today, we will be contemplating on our current circumstances with the coronavirus and the cost that it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we’ve lost, sending prayers for the deceased, and the families they’ve left behind.”
The Boss then ended his message by playing Bob Dylan song ‘Disease Of Conceit’.