Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has used his latest radio show, From My Home To Yours, to confront Donald Trump on his pretty appalling response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The quarantine-induced radio show recently debuted on SiriusXM and is currently six episodes in. Springsteen used the latest episode, From My Home To Yours…Volume 6: Down to the River to Pray, to talk about his thoughts regarding the pandemic – and he’s not happy.
Bruce Springsteen confronts Donald Trump on his appalling response to COVID-19 in the latest episode of his new radio show From My Home To Yours.
In his latest episode, Springsteen called on US health and government leaders to up their game in response to COVID-19. Their poor response to the pandemic has claimed the lives of over 100,000 Americans, with case numbers showing no signs of slowing down.
“With 100,000 plus Americans dying over the last few months and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I’ve been simply pissed off,” Springsteen said.
“Those lives deserve better than being simply inconvenient statistics for our president’s reelection efforts. It’s a national disgrace.”
Springsteen touched on the upcoming summer, stating that it wouldn’t be as enjoyable as previous summers since:
“We will be contemplating our current circumstances with the coronavirus and the cost it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we’ve lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they have left behind.”
He then finished with a personal message for Donald Trump:
“With all respect, sir, show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask. This is Bob Dylan with ‘Disease of Conceit.’”
Springsteen then honoured the people who have died from the illness by reading their names and playing a few melancholy tracks including Sensational Nightingales‘ Burying Ground and Neil Young‘s When God Made Me.
He then commemorated health-care workers who face the virus on a daily basis, describing:
“Our healthcare professionals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way, risking their own lives for others deserve some special dispensation in heaven and here on earth. We owe them our eternal thanks.”
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