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Bruce Springsteen Believes Donald Trump Will Win in 2020

Outspoken leftist rocker is no fan of the president but he currently has little or no faith in Democrats

Although he is no fan of President Donald Trump, musician Bruce Springsteen admits that he is confident in the president’s re-election bid in 2020.

“I don’t see anyone out there at the moment … the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,” the outspoken leftist said in an interview released over the weekend.

“You need someone who can speak some of the same language [as Trump] … and the Democrats don’t have an obvious, effective presidential candidate.”

Springsteen even gave President Trump some credit.

He said the president has been able to get crossover votes and resonate with working class voters more effectively than Democrats. He also explained why he thought many people became Trump voters, mentioning the “severe blow to working people in the 1970s and 1980s as all the steel mills shut down.”

As Springsteen mentioned, there was a “steel crisis” in that timeframe where the United States went from having 512,000 steel jobs in 1974 to 236,000 jobs in the steel industry by 1984.

It’s also worth noting that 13 percent of Americans who voted for former President Barack Obama in 2012 also voted for Trump with a higher concentration of those Obama-to-Trump voters residing in the Rust Belt.

However, Springsteen also needed to make his disdain for the president clear as well.

He said at one point, “Add to that, someone comes in and plays on your racial anxieties, and blames an enormous amount of this on the ‘other’ from the southern side of the border, and you’re going to have an audience for those views.”

Him saying that should not surprise anyone. After all, he actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election cycle and last month, he said President Trump was a divisive figure in a another interview.

“That’s simply a crime against humanity, as far as I’m concerned. It’s an awful, awful message to send out into the world. You are intentionally trying to disenfranchise a large portion of America. That’s unforgivable.”

“(He) has no interest in uniting the country and actually has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis,” he said of Trump.

“That’s simply a crime against humanity, as far as I’m concerned. It’s an awful, awful message to send out into the world. You are intentionally trying to disenfranchise a large portion of America. That’s unforgivable.”

For more on Bruce Springsteen and his thoughts on President Donald Trump, check out the video below:

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.