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Rolling Stone: What do you make of the Trump phenomenon?
Bruce Springsteen: Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you're pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it's a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don't go back in so easy, if they go back in at all. The ideas he's moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he's done – not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately.
The interviewer noted that while Springsteen clearly dislikes Trump that he has not exactly come out strongly in favor of Hillary either. Springsteen answered that partially by suggesting that he does not think he has been approached by her campaign, but then he answered a follow up question with a little more certainty.
Rolling Stone: Is there a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary on your own part?
Springsteen: No. I like Hillary. I think she would be a very, very good president.
You know that right now super Springsteen fan Chris Christie is thinking "Oh God, I've made such a terrible mistake."
Yes I know that the opinions of celebrities are not supposed to matter, but I also know that they most certainly do.