Springsteen, who grew up in a working-class New Jersey family, expressed his feelings in a new interview with Channel 4 News and the BBC.
He zeroed in on Trump’s latest rant that he is facing a “rigged” election, barring the fact that balloting is controlled by county-level election boards that have no connection.
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“The trouble at the moment is you have Donald Trump, who is talking about rigged elections … He has a feeling he’s going to lose now, which of course he is going to lose,” the iconic musician said.
“And he’s such a flagrant, toxic narcissist that he wants to take down the entire democratic system with him if he goes,” he added.
“If he could reflect on these things … but he’s such a non-reflective person. And he simply has no sense of decency, no sense of responsibility about him.”
“The words he’s been using over the past several weeks are really an attack on the whole Democratic process,” he said.
Springsteen warned that Trump was particularly dangerous because he “has a lot of people’s ears.”
“I don’t think he’s going to go quietly, gently into the good night. I think he’s going to make as big a mess as he can. And I don’t know what that’s going to mean, but we’ll find out shortly,” he said.
In a separate interview with Britain’s BBC, Springsteen called Trump a conman. He spoke cogently on fundamental changes in the world economy that have given rise to the GOP candidate.
“You have 30- or 40-years of deindustrialization and globalization of the economy, so there are a lot of people who were left out of that, whose voices have been fundamentally ignored and not heard,” he said.
“These are folks who feel Donald Trump has been listening to them and speak for them on some level,” he explained.
I feel he is a con man and they’re getting played,” he said.
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