Springsteen lends his voice, and a song, to a Biden ad
US rock star calls President Trump ‘a threat to our democracy’
American rock star Bruce Springsteen is lending his voice and one of his songs to a campaign ad for Joe Biden, underlining his support for the Democratic candidate just three days before the Tuesday election.
It will not be the first time the iconic singer/songwriter has shown his support for the former vice president.
In August, Springsteen granted permission for the Biden campaign to use his song “The Rising” as background music to a video shown at the opening of the Democratic National Convention.
He has publicly lashed Trump as a “threat to our democracy.”
In narrating the campaign ad, which airs for the first time o Saturday, Springsteen talks about Biden’s blue-collar roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a battleground state likely to play a crucial role in the election.
“Scranton, Pennsylvania,” the “Boss” says on the video. “Here, success isn’t handed down. It’s forged with sweat, grit and determination.”
It was a barely veiled allusion to Donald Trump, whose millionaire father gave him a substantial chunk of his fortune.
“This place stays with him, these streets are part of him,” the 71-year-old singer says of Biden. “This is more than where he’s from, it is who he is for.”
The message, to be broadcast Saturday evening during a college football game, ends to the swelling sounds of “My Hometown,” from what is probably Springsteen’s most famous album, “Born in the USA.”
Deputy health minister Al Asiri says Kingdom is primed to get any top ... READ MORE
The masks have become popular with people who don't want to hide... READ MORE
Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when... READ MORE
Former US President offers scathing critique in his new book... READ MORE
Organisation for Economic Cooperation releases latest forecasts READ MORE
The Dubai Crown Prince highlighted the efforts of two participants in ... READ MORE
Nearly 17 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the country. READ MORE
President pays tribute to nation's frontliners in their fight against ... READ MORE