Bruce Springsteen Goes Full Dixie Chicks: Declares ‘We Are the New American Resistance’ at Australia Show
Democratic Party rock singer Bruce Springsteen spoke out against President Donald Trump at a concert in Perth, Australia on Sunday, declaring, “We are the new American resistance.”
The show was the opening night of Springsteen and his E Street Band’s ‘Summer 2017’ tour of Australia and New Zealand.
— Dave Clark (@DaveClarkTV) January 22, 2017
Springsteen, who has become a Democratic Party shill, playing campaign concerts for every Democratic presidential campaign since 2004 (Kerry, Obama, Obama, Clinton), spoke out in support of the anti-Trump liberal women’s marches held in the U.S. and in countries around the world by liberals still shell-shocked over Trump’s presidential victory.
The rally in Sydney, Australia was overshadowed by the skywriting of Trump’s name overhead.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) January 21, 2017
Springsteen posted a video clip of his statement to the front page of his official website with the bold type headline, “We are the new American resistance.”, and on Twitter.
"We are the new American resistance."
– Bruce Springsteen, January 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/HOFEUv4gev
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 22, 2017
A transcript was also posted.
“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 yesterday 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, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”
– Bruce Springsteen – January 22, 2017
Backstreets reported last week that Springsteen played a two hour private acoustic concert at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama and about 200-250 staffers on January 12.
The Dixie Chicks garnered notoriety for trashing President Bush at a London concert in 2003. While Springsteen is in no danger of facing a similar career nosediving backlash from his fans as the Chicks had a conservative country music fan base, he will still likely face criticism for his overseas attack on President Trump from some quarters.