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Springsteen: 'I'm Not Driven to Write Anti-Trump Diatribe'

Springsteen: 'I'm Not Driven to Write Anti-Trump Diatribe'
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Bruce Springsteen said he's "not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe," adding that criticizing the president isn't "my job, that's somebody else's job," the Hall of Fame rocker told Variety.

"I'm not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe; that doesn't feel necessary at the moment," Springsteen told Variety in a Q&A. "It's everywhere and all over … it feels a little redundant to me at the moment."

Though he has played concerts for candidates - Hillary Clinton, John Kerry e.g. — in the past and criticized President Donald Trump, Springsteen says he's "ambivalent about getting on a soapbox."

"I've done it when I felt it was really necessary and that maybe my two cents might make some small bit of difference. But the more you do it, your two cents becomes one cent and then no cents whatsoever, so I think your credibility and your impact lessens the more you do it," Springsteen told Variety.

"I never wanted to be just a proselytizer for an ideological point of view. That's not my job; that's somebody else's job," Springsteen says.

Besides, Springsteen's in the entertainment business and that's his connection to his fans.

"But I still believe fundamentally it's an affair of the heart. People want you to go deeper than politics, they want you to reach inside to their most personal selves and their deepest struggles with their daily lives and reach that place; I'd never make a record that's just polemical. … To me, that's just an abuse of your audience's good graces," Springsteen told Variety.

"I watch myself, because I think you can weigh upon your audience's indulgence in the wrong way."

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Bruce Springsteen said he's "not driven to write any anti-Trump diatribe," adding that criticizing the president isn't "my job, that's somebody else's job," the Hall of Fame rocker told Variety.
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