Rock icon Bruce Springsteen said he would consider moving to Australia should President Trump win his re-election effort this November.
While Springsteen predicts President Trump will not win the election, the “Born To Run” singer told an Australian press outlet that he would move to their country should voters choose Trump to remain in office.
“I would consider that,” Springsteen said during the virtual interview.
“I love Australia,” he continued, as the Washington Examiner reports. “Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It’s always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, a great place for motorcycle trips, it’s close to our hearts.”
“If Trump is reelected — which he will not be; I’m predicting right now he’s gonna lose — if by some happenstance he should be, I’ll see you on the next plane,” the 20-time Grammy winner added.
The Daily Mail reports Springsteen, who participated in the interview to promote his new album, Letter to You, intended the comments to be light-hearted and “not intended to be taken seriously.”
The Washington Examiner reports Springsteen often speaks critically of President Trump and even participated in a campaign ad to help Joe Biden:
Springsteen told an Australian crowd in 2017 that he was “embarrassed” to be an American and said this past June that he isn’t sure if democracy in the United States can “stand another four years” of a Trump presidency.
The Daily Mail adds that Springsteen said back in 2018 that Trump had “no interest in uniting the country.”
“Actually [Trump] has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis,” he said at the time. “That’s simply a crime against humanity, as far as I’m concerned.”
And, via the report:
In the same wide-ranging interview, the 71-year-old songwriter said he was hopeful that America would “survive Trump” and reclaim its “basic founding principles” of equality and social justice.
Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You documentary will stream on Apple TV+ on October 23, the same day as the Letter to You album’s release.