Bruce Springsteen condemns Trump's 'inhumane' US border policy during Broadway show

The singer broke script to criticise Trump and his administration

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 20 June 2018 12:55 BST
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Bruce Springsteen has used his Broadway show as an opportunity to denounce the immigration policies inducted by Donald Trump's administration which saw thousands of children separated from their parents at the Mexican border.

The singer broke from the script of his biographical show in New York by condemning the “inhumane” treatment which came to light in an audio clip which featured youngsters crying for their families.

“For 146 shows, I have played pretty much the same set every night,“ The Guardian reports him as telling the audience at New York's Walter Kerr Theatre.

“Tonight demands something different,” he added before performing a rendition of 1995 protest song “The Ghost of Tom Joad."

Springsteen accused Trump's administration - including attorney general Jeff Sessions and White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders - of “blasphemy” after they suggested it was their duty to separate families by prosecuting adults for entering the US illegally - an act which sees their children detained in makeshift cages.

The Boss has previous in denouncing Trump's actions on stage. Just nine days ago, he was introduced by Robert De Niro at the Tony Awards immediately after the actor launched a scathing attack on the President, exclaiming: “F*** Trump.”

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