Bruce Springsteen touched upon the state of America today with the racial and social unrest on top of the ongoing battle against Covid-19. Backstreets.com reported that during his latest DJ stint on SiriusXM's E Street Radio, Springsteen revealed he had planned an entirely different show for his bi-weekly guest spot, but the events of the day forced him to change course.
Springsteen said, quote, “But with 100,000-plus Americans dying over the last few months and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I'm simply pissed off. Those lives deserve better than just being inconvenient statistics for our president's re-election efforts. It's a national disgrace. . . We will be contemplating on our current circumstances with the coronavirus and the cost that it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we've lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they've left behind.”
Prior to playing the first song — Bob Dylan's 1989 Oh Mercy classic, “Disease Of Conceit” — he addressed Donald Trump, saying, “I'm going to start out with sending one to the man sitting behind the Resolute Desk. With all respect, sir, show some consideration for your countrymen and your country. Put on a f**king mask.”