He Was Born in the U.S.A., but the Boss May Be Changing His Hometown Because of Trump - and You

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 12th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)

 

He was born in the U.S.A., but that doesn’t mean he’ll stay here.

Things have changed since the 80’s, in no-less-than-stunning ways.

Racial unity was on the rise, Bosom Buddies wasn’t triggering, socialism was considered catastrophic, and the experiment known as America was championed.

Amid the Swatches and Rubik’s Cubes and arcades, the country shook its Levi’s 501’s to a boss musician known as…the Boss.

And here’s what he sang:

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I’m a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I’m a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.

Now all-American Bruce Springsteen may soon be a long gone Daddy, via his new status as a cool rocking Aussie.

During an interview Thursday with the down-under nation’s Daily Telegraph, Springsteen said he’ll spring from somewhere new if Donald Trump comes out the victor next month.

Here’s how the “Human Touch” hitmaker put it:

“If Trump is reelected — 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.”

As noted by The Hill, Bruce wasn’t too confident of Joe Biden in 2018 — he observed at the time, “Democrats don’t have an obvious, effective presidential candidate.”

Not that he’s been a softie for Trump. In June, he said the Commander-in-Chief needed to “put on a f****** mask.”

And last year, the Grammy gobbler (20, no less) offered this:

“It’s just frightening, you know? We’re living in a frightening time. The stewardship of the nation is — has been thrown away to somebody who doesn’t have a clue as to what that means. … And unfortunately, we have somebody who I feel doesn’t have a grasp of the deep meaning of what it means to be an American.”

Fast forward to next month, when the “My Hometown” man may know what it means to be an Australian…in his new hometown.

And if he decides he was born to run, it won’t be the first time the “Dancing in the Dark” dude based his location on politics: In April of 2016, he canceled a concert in North Carolina in protest of a law barring people from using the restroom at odds with their biological sex.

Online, he wrote of priorities:

“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”

Back to that touted flight — the guitar man may have celebrity company in the air. Over the years, several entertainers talked of exiting America if it votes for the candidate they oppose.

As I covered last month, celebrated singer John Legend lamented thusly:

“Every once in a while, you think about it. We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.”

He was born in the U.S.A., too.

But it seems for some, national affection is affected by whoever’s in the Oval Office.

Will the fall see singers and actors seek superior citizenship?

And what of other elections — who wins in Congress, who wins at the local level, who wins in their new national nest?

Put into practice, it’d be rough moving every two to four years. But perhaps to some, it’s worth it.

Maybe it’s the ticket to Glory Days…

-ALEX

 

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