Donald Trump Hits Out At Springsteen For Obama Endorsement

Businessman accuses Springsteen of "reading his lines" at Obama event.

Ultimate Guitar

In the lead up to this year's presidential election, businessman Donald Trump has been in the corner of Mitt Romney since pretty much day one. So naturally, the mogul turned reality TV star has had some harsh words to say about legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen, who announced his support for the Obama campaign last week. Taking to Twitter, Trump criticized the singer for appearing at two Obama rallies this week:

"Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines? Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!"

Trump's words were retweeted 220 times, with 95 people adding it to their list of favorite tweets. The businessman, whose companies have declared bankruptcy four times and who was forced to resign as the head of the board from his own Casino company, has around 1.6 million followers on the social networking site.

The Boss will perform a free concert at an Obama event in Charlottesville today (October 23). As Ultimate-Guitar reported last week, the songwriter announced his support for Obama in a message on his official website:

"Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We're still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country '... where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone'."

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    **** him. the only donald i respect is a duck
    has around 1.6 million followers on the social networking site.
    They're not following him, they're following his toupee.
    Trump is an idiot, he's the type of wealthy man whom feels the world is his plaything I have this perception from the fact he plays up to reality TV and what he's been up to in Scotland over the past two years forcing people out of their homes etc... As for Bruce Im a huge fan and he's right to endorse whomever he likes he was neutral for so long, I cant comment on either except that Obama seems intellectual and I can't say I appreciate Romneys attitudes to the impoverished.
    Romney has absolutely no policies. The only reason he seems to have got this far is because people want an alternative to Obama. As for Obama, I don't think he's been given enough time to actually sort out the mess previous leaders have seen the country get into. There are issues with the Senate (or Congress, unless they're the same thing - American politics is confusing) simply not passing stuff he wants to do which doesn't allow him to make the changes he can. I'm not saying he's not at fault anywhere but the guy needs a few more years. Bush was in for two terms, why can't he get a shot? I mean, I think we're all agreed he's better than Bush.
    I really don't see how anyone can endorse either candidate. Look at Obama's voting record in the Senate. Every single part of the Bush agenda; going easy on illegal spying and holding people without trial, Obama always voted the way Bush's people told him to. Human rights, banning torture and not holding people in prison for no reason especially because of something they said and the color of their skin are very big issued with me. Unfortunately, Obama, has been pretty bad on those.
    Second Rate
    not only that hotdogs, Obama has EXPANDED many of the worst things that Bush did. He is a terrible president and a corrupt human being with dictatorial aspirations.
    You know what is the even worst? The fact that people with your "logic" can vote.
    Not to mention the same thing is happening that happened when Bush Sr got voted out of office and Clinton came in. "The Bush is gone and now we can sleep easy, so let's just go to sleep"
    OK 1.) How can you have a valid opinion about this when you don't even know what Congress is?!?! 2.) This is supposed to be a music site and it shouldn't be overrun with all this political bullshit. Don't complain or argue-you're not gonna change anyone's mind on here and if you wanna voice your opinion you can save yourself some typing and do it in 2 weeks when you vote.
    I think he doesn't know what Congress is because he is not an American citizen. If so, he won't be able to vote.
    The businessman, whose companies have declared bankruptcy four times and who was forced to resign as the head of the board from his own Casino company, has around 1.6 million followers on the social networking site. - objective UG being objective.
    Trump is rich. Of course he supports Romney. Less taxes his greedy rich ass will have to pay. Don't like Obama but at least he don't attack low income. One more thing, never liked springsteen's music but he never let his fame get to him, he used it to inspire people and lift them when down.
    At times like this, I wonder if Trump is a real Republican, or a Colbert show type of Republican...
    Yep, because Mitt Romney is a great choice. Grow a brain.
    Says the Obama lovers who are still supporting a failure. Silly Libbies.
    Funny thing, I don't think Obama is good either. Also, weren't you the one supporting Romney and posting homophobic shit on previous articles about the elections?
    Ha! So now if someone doesn't agree with a lifestyle that makes them homophobic? And if I don't like Obama I'm racist right? You Libbies are desperate.
    I'm not even defending Obama here, am I? The first phrase of my statement says "I don't think Obama is good either". And I would vote for a president wheter he's black, white, red, yellow, what the hell. So cut the redneckish stereotypes about Obama's supporters (mainly because I'm not even one). You're free to disagree with that lifestyle, you were doing that until you started posting stuff from the end of the XVII century like "unnatural desires". "Libbies", LMAO.
    If it were natural then I suppose two persons of the same sex would be able to produce children, no? And you may not be defending Obama, but your comment of Romney not being a good choice, pigeon holes you in that direction doesn't it? If it weren't so, your comment would have been geared towards both.
    Sex isn't made with the sole purpose of breeding. In fact, most people do it not intending to produce children. So, in what way is feeling attracted to people of the same sex is an anomaly? And just because I think Romney is an awful choice, it does not mean that I support Obama or think he's any good. There's more than 2 candidates, you know.
    I know for a fact that I was a "happy accident". My mom had me at 17. Sex isn't for reproduction anymore, in most cases. I stand by your comment. Let people be themselves. Let gays be gays, let Muslims be Muslims, let Atheists be Atheists. As long as it doesn't interfere in anyone else's life, it's fine.
    Yes, there are two more candidates. But it would be like betting on the Bears/Lions MNF game last night and taking the packers to win.
    Um... what?
    You'd be taking a team who has no chance of winning, or better yet, a team that isn't even playing. No chance whatsoever.
    I prefer standing up to what I believe, even if it's a minority, than having to vote for the less of two evils.
    If it were natural for us to travel at 60 mph then we'd be able to, right? So don't drive a car, son. Also, if we were meant to travel at 10,000 ft then we'd be able to, wouldn't we? FOR CHRIST'S SAKE - DON'T TRAVEL BY PLANE! If it were natural for us to communicate with people across the globe we'd all be telepathic. Get off of the internet, kid.
    Worst. Example. Ever. Not even close. Apples to oranges. Let the adults talk now.
    I actually took the trouble to log myself in to downvote your comment
    So if a woman can't bear children she should not be allowed to marry? Lets hope E.D isn't in your future or marriage may not be an option
    lol People are so PC they're really not trying to hear criticism of homosexuals, Im not a huge fan of Darwin but if remember correctly he stated homosexuality naturally occurs in a small percentage of populations, that doesn't mean that its natural to do you know what. Also if the main focus of natural selection is reproduction than the homosexual "gene" or whatever causes it would be an unfavorable one and the homosexual would be an inferior specimen. Again theres plenty that has been found wrong with Darwins theories I just wanted to point out religion is not the only critic.
    How so? They simply feel sexually attracted by people of the same sex of theirs. Well, at least I wasn't born and told it to myself "I like women because it's my nature", it just happened. Also, homosexuality has been observed on several species of animals. Still unnatural? And they didn't lose anything in the natural selection...
    like I said it naturally occurs in a small percentage of populations, and as you pointed out also in animals. Natural selection is all about reproduction, the female searches for the best specimen as a mate to produce the best offspring, if a male is not even attracted to said female than he cannot reproduce and is an inferior specimen to say a heterosexual male that would normally be overlooked perhaps because of his physique. Personally I don't like comparing humans to animals, and I think Darwin was a bit of a quack but its still a very popular theory. The species of animals would not be affected overall by homosexuals because they would not reproduce, its is different with humans though some people get surrogates etc. Also most heterosexual men choose not to engage in homosexual acts because they find it disgusting, getting them to admit that is another story.
    Fair point, from a completely theorical point of view, but I still fail to see why it's different with humans, especially because in practice, the world is almost overpopulated nowadays... You're also missing the point, I meant the human nature. Can you put a "control" under the stuff you genuinely enjoy? Maybe if you're a machine... I guess it works the same way for homosexuals.
    Its different with humans because a woman searching for a male to father a child is not always looking at physique like an animal, some go with the guy with the most brains, some go for creativity, some simply wealth. *I never said anyone could control their sexuality.
    I'm attracted to many different women. In fact, many doctors believe, it is our nature to want different women. So we should allow men to marry as many women as they want right?
    What about running? or eating? or doing pushups? Lots of natural things don't produce children... but if those examples are to absurd for you, what about oral? or an HJ? They don't produce children either, so why are straight couples allowed to do them? Does the fact that they can have children open the door to everything else? Is it unnatural for straight couples to have sex even if one or both are infertile? You're not a racist just because you don't like Obama, but yes, disagreeing with someone's lifestyle, specifically the right to love whom they want, makes you both a homophobe and a bigot. In my book, that's as bad as being racist. I've never heard a legitimate argument from a homophobe before, and the "unnatural" one doesn't qualify either. What it comes down to is that you spend a lot of time thinking about gay sex. Not only that, but your entire opinion is based on the notion that what two consenting adults do behind closed doors is "gross." And you have the nerve to tell someone else to "let the adults talk?" Work your brain a little harder next time, child.
    Bigmike, you have single handedly earned 71 downvotes over the course of this argument with Iommi600, it would appear that you have lost. please find another website to spew your romney piss on.
    So many logical fallacies from BigMike. I think we should invent a drinking game where we take a shot of everclear for every logical fallacy we see him post.
    Homsexuality isn't a lifestyle. Its determined by the ammount of testerone a foetus receives whilst in the womb. Ever seen a male chimpanzee threesome (youtube, its funny)? Personally, my butthole is an outty, not an inny, but hey, who am I to argue with nature?
    I can't think of a reason to care. Trump's political sway is laughable..
    I agree with The Boss that we need a president that has a vision for all of our citizens, not just some. Thats why its completely insane to vote for the Barack star. He keeps playing the "Tax the Rich" card while he EXTENDED the Bush tax cuts. A vote for Romney is essentially a vote for Obama, and vice versa. The American people have never really had a "choice" to pick from in decades. They're both shills bought and paid for by the same wall street banking cartels. Its either Coke or Pepsi. As Faux News would say; "You Decide?"
    J.R. Legrasse
    "The trees on Trump's head are the right height, and look like cheesy grits, y'all. Um...I like cars." - Multiple Choice Mitt Romney has no core, and will say anything - quite literally anything - he feels he needs to to sway votes. In another age, he would've gotten away with such craven fecklessness, but he's - unlike his views - in the 21st century, where everything is on video, catalogued and available for instant and constant review. But in the end, Romney won't be elected, and Paul Ryan won't be re-elected to his seat either - out of two jobs in one day. (Ryan really will be able to blame President Obama for unemployment then)
    If there's anyone's opinion I care less about than the Boss', its the Donald's.
    Like 'em or hate 'em, Pretty obvious...The Trump is smarter than the Boss.
    Donald Trump proves that with a little bit of hope, talent, hard work, and getting millions of dollars from your dad along with his company as a startup that anyone can make it in America. Yes, it is the american dream
    Translation: "Right now we need a president who hasn't embarrassed me for millions of people to see." Donald Trump is a truther and a moron.
    You like Romney's policies? Sucks for you, he's only gonna change them Think he's saying the right things? too bad he's literally been caught lying in every single speech he's given. Think he's a nice guy? he hates 47% of you. Little known fact about US politics: the incumbent usually wins, so the opposition sends out their worst possible candidates, the Gingrichs and Santorums and Romneys, to look after things until the new batch come in. It happened to the democrats when they had that loser Kerry try in 04, and again when they picked that actor fella during the carter years.... I'm not particularly right wing, and I don't like Obama at all, but Romney is just terrible at everything. Honestly, the shape the Republican party is in right now, I wonder if they could even scrounge up a decent candidate when Hilary makes her run in 2016
    Oh, we better be careful then... because if we're... careless... Romney will win... Fucking moron. Well done on arguing your side. Sorry for the heavy sarcasm; He's not worth putting more effort into it.
    ITT One guy thinks a turd sandwich is better than another guy's giant douche. Fuck politics.
    The businessman, whose companies have declared bankruptcy four times and who was forced to resign as the head of the board from his own Casino company, has around 1.6 million followers on the social networking site.
    1.6 million people are braindead idiots following a failure. If Trump is so good, why did his companies go bankrupt and he was forced to resign as the head of the board from his own Casino company? Open your damn eyes, sheep.
    "Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines? Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!"
    Really? "Be careful or (...) Romney will win it" ? What an arrogant moron. How can anyone give him attention is beyond me...
    That would be sooo cool if people cared about musician's political views. Oh well, let's just keep using them to start flame wars.
    A lot of people do care about musicians' political views. You've gotta be pretty blind to not see that. Personally I'd never be influenced by what a musician I like thought in political terms, but a lot of people would be. Also, Trump is an idiot.
    How about instead of making our political decisions based on what an artist says, we make our decisions based on what the local grocery store or laundromat owner and see what their take is? Small business owners work hard for what they have and they are the ones who supply most of the jobs, so I find their political opinions much more valid than a rock star who may have been a poor kid at one time, but learned how to play G, C, and D chords and then got lucky.
    I don't care what musicians think about politics, and I don't care what Trump thinks anymore.
    since the boss is is supporting nObama, i will not listen to any of his music while nObama is in office.
    Wow you're pretty clever! Did you think up that name all by yourself?
    I can tell you're a bright voter. You have no idea how happy it makes me that people like you actually take the time to vote. /sarcasm
    The only way I could see voting for Romney is if I was in the upper 2 percent of income as that seems to be the area of ppl he wants to help. As for Obama can't see myself voting him either as he has shown he does not have the backbone to be a true leader. Looks like I'm not voting cuz when you see the scenario playing out were in trouble. I voted bush. I don't need to add to my votes cast that helped to doom the country
    "Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines? Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!" Oh no, what a threat!!! Clearly the hamster is just trying to get noticed by Mittens, it's almost pathetic. Then again perhaps he was just joking..
    Anybody on here have a LEGITIMATE reason to dislike Romney or Obama? Put the "computer tough guy" persona down and go do some research. Real research. Obama's policies have not worked, Iran is 4 years closer to a nuclear bomb, we're 16 trillion dollars in debt, unemployment is still insanely high (not to mention the 12% hispanic and 10% black unemployment rate.), foreign policy is a joke and the 4 dead Americans had to suffer from in the Libya attack. Obama said if he didn't cut the deficit in half it would be a one-term deal. HE DIDN'T CUT IT IN HALF! I'm so tired of these wishy washy excuses from his liberal followers. "Bush left him a mess.", "No President could get us out of this in one term." Woodrow Wilson came into a mess of an economy, and turned everything around in 2 years! Half a term. I don't like the fact that I get taxed so that the people on welfare can sit on their rear ends and play on their 'Obama phone'. The whole concept of a government is set to SECURE our rights, not to control our rights. If you're going to vote for someone, don't do it because that person is black, that person is Republican, you're family has been life-long registered Democrat or Republican or because its the popular thing to do. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! From a non-biased website.
    i cant wait for this election to be over so the political debates will settle down
    J.R. Legrasse
    When Romney loses in a couple weeks, the Republican Party needs to do some soul searching (which will be difficult, since they're soulless) and decide if they lost because they were too moderate, or if they were too extreme right-wing. I fully expect them to make the lunkheaded choice to go balls-out right-wing wackadoo and nominate theocratic, war-horny dolts like Rick Santorum, Allen West, Michele Bachmann and Sam Brownback to run against (hopefully)Hillary Clinton in '16. And they'll lose, yet again. Whomever the newly inaugurated Democratic president President Obama hands the keys to the White House over to in 2017 turns out to be, they won't have possibly endured the disgraceful level of denigration and diminishment President Obama has. The GOP will - or at least SHOULD - remember this era of their existence with deep shame and mortification someday.
    Larry Masterson
    The Boss is at the front of the line of celebrities who should keep their mouth shut and do what we citizens pay them to do, sing and perform. You got an issue, write a song about it! You don't like what's being said, well then shut up and play! You are political fools, all of you!
    Just because he is a singer and an entertainer doesn't mean he can't speak his mind (not only through music). Don't like it? Don't listen to it.
    You want to give him 4 more years to not balance the budget and spend trillions of dollars? Democrats need to stop living in a bubble an thinking the government can do everything for you.