This past weekend was the second weekend of Donald Trump’s presidency, and it was also the second weekend of widespread national and international protest against Trump. This time, the focus was on Trump’s executive order to deny entry from anyone who comes from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including refugees and green card holders. Bruce Springsteen, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, joined the protests, at least in spirit. While playing a show in the Australian city of Adelaide, Springsteen made a statement in solidarity with the protests.
Talking to the Australian crowd, Springsteen said, “Tonight, we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees. America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American.” He then played “American Land,” calling it “an immigrant’s song.” Later, he posted video of himself making the statement on Twitter:
"America is a nation of immigrants and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American." pic.twitter.com/DsXSaLeNNN
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 30, 2017
At this point, the only musician I’ve seen endorsing the ban is Azealia Banks. And if you’re on her side, maybe you should think about what that means.