Bruce Springsteen says he’ll move to Australia if Trump wins re-election: ‘I’ll see you on the next plane’

Louis Chilton
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Bruce Springsteen has long been an outspoken critic of the US president (Getty Images for The Bob Woodruf)
Bruce Springsteen has long been an outspoken critic of the US president (Getty Images for The Bob Woodruf)

Bruce Springsteen has said that he would consider moving to Australia should Donald Trump win re-election in November.

However, the “Born in the USA” singer-songwriter also added he thought Trump, whose poll numbers are currently lagging far behind his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden’s, would lose.

“I love Australia,” Springsteen told the Australian press. “Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It’s always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, great place for motorcycle trips, it’s close to our hearts.”

“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.”

Springsteen has long been an outspoken critic of the Republican president.

In June, he described Trump as a “threat to democracy” in an interview with The Atlantic.

“I don’t know if our democracy could stand another four years of his custodianship,” he said. “These are all existential threats to our democracy and our American way of life.”

Some Trump supporters were also the subject of ridicule recently after blasting Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” outside the hospital where the president was being treated for coronavirus.

Trump addresses a crowd at a rally at the Pitt-Greenville airport, North Carolina on 15 OctoberGetty Images
Trump addresses a crowd at a rally at the Pitt-Greenville airport, North Carolina on 15 OctoberGetty Images

The 1984 track was seemingly chosen as a rousing all-American anthem, but the song’s lyrics actually offer a scathing critique of the idea of US patriotism.

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