NJ Politics Digest: Springsteen Thinks Trump Will Win A Second Term

Bruce Springsteen said he doesn't think the Democrats yet have a candidate who can connect with voters enough to beat Donald Trump in 2020. 

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In a recent interview with The Sunday Times of London, Bruce Springsteen, who well known for his liberal politics and his willingness to discuss them, said he doesn’t think the Democrats yet have a candidate who can connect with voters like President Donald Trump can.

“I don’t see anyone out there at the moment…the man who can beat Trump or the woman who can beat Trump,” the Boss told the newspaper.

In the crowded Democratic field, he continued, no one yet has shown they can connect with the voters who supported Trump in 2016.

In another interview, this time with Esquire, Springsteen said, “I do believe we’ll survive Trump. But I don’t know if I see a unifying figure on the horizon. That worries me. Because the partisanship and the country being split down the middle is something that’s gravely dangerous.”

And while Springsteen seems resigned to a Trump White House through 2024, he makes it clear he’s no admirer of the president.

“[He] has no interest in uniting the country, really, and actually has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis,” he told Esquire. “So 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 if you’re in that job and in that position.”

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NJ Politics Digest: Springsteen Thinks Trump Will Win A Second Term