Bruce Springsteen vows to join 'the new American resistance' against Donald Trump
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has pledged to spend the next four years speaking out against US President Donald Trump.
The 67-year-old singer-songwriter is an outspoken critic of the new leader of America and has promised to dedicate the next four years as part of “the new American resistance” to Trump.
Speaking during a show in Perth, Australia, he said: “The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia.
“But we’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched … in every city in America and in Melbourne who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights…
He continued: “The environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”
Earlier, the rock legend said his band will continue to shine a light on perceived social injustices.
Bruce explained: “We observe and we report, we witness and we testify, and hopefully through doing so we lift up and help people transcend and we try to inspire people during tough times.
“It’s been our job for 40 years and it will continue to be so in the next coming years.”
A string of stars including Sir Elton John, Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson turned down invitations to perform at Trump’s inaguration and in contrast, Barack Obama had performances from the likes of Beyonce and Stevie Wonder at his inaugurations.
Over the weekend, millions of men, women and children – including stars like Helen Mirren, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Watson – marched in cities across the globe for women’s rights and to protest Donald Trump’s controversial presidency.