Bruce Springsteen critises Trump at his Melbourne gig

Rock 'n' roller Bruce Springsteen has addressed the latest controversy of Donald Trump's presidency, branding himself an "embarrassed American" at a concert in Melbourne.
 
The on-stage remark came on the same day reports emerged Mr Trump hung up on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and bragged about the scale of his Electoral College win.
 
"We stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight," he said of himself and the E Street Band to the thousands-strong crowd gathered at AAMI Park.
 
And if there was ever any doubt about whether he was indeed referring to Mr Trump's phone call with Mr Turnbull, he made it very clear when he announced his next song - a cover of The Orlons' 1965 hit 'Don't Hang Up'.


 
The song's lyrics are poignant given reports that emerged about the nature of their conversation on Thursday.
 
"Don't hang up, oh don't you do it now, don't hang up. Don't hang up like you always do, I know you think our love is true," Springsteen crooned.
 
"I'll explain the facts to you, don't hang up. Give me a chance or our romance is through, don't hang up, oh don't you do it now, don't hang up."
 
Springsteen's political statement came just three nights after he addressed Mr Trump's travel ban on citizens of a number of Middle Eastern countries at an Adelaide concert.
 
"Tonight we wanted to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting in airports around our country the Muslim ban and detention of foreign nationals and refugees," he said.
 
"America is a nation of immigrants, and we find this anti-democratic and fundamentally un-American."
 
Springsteen will play two shows each in Sydney and Brisbane before heading to New Zealand for concerts in Auckland and Christchurch.
 
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