Bruce Springsteen has made it clear he’s no fan of Donald Trump – but that doesn’t mean The Boss has a ton of faith that he won’t still be sitting pretty in the Oval Office come 2020.
The rocker explained in a new interview that he’s not impressed with the potential Democratic candidates potentially giving Trump a run for his money in the next presidential election.
“I don’t see anyone out there at the moment … the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,” Springsteen told The Sunday Times. “You need someone who can speak some of the same language [as Trump] … and the Democrats don’t have an obvious, effective presidential candidate.”
Names floating for a possible 2020 run include Beto O’Rourke, who ran unsuccessfully for Senate against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in last month’s midterm elections, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The midterm elections fell short of the “blue wave” Democrats had been hoping for, but the party did win a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.
“Yeah, it was nice to get the House back, but I’d like to have seen a much more full-throated [rejection] of the past two years,” Springsteen said. “The country is very divided right now — there are a lot of people drinking the snake oil. So it’s a very difficult time here in the States.”
Don’t go thinking he’s setting the stage for a run of his own, though: “At the end of the day, you’re just a musician with a loud mouth,” he said of himself.
With politics out of the question, Springsteen said he’s hard at work on a new album as he prepares to wrap his solo show “Springsteen on Broadway.”
The New Jersey native, 69, actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton leading up to the 2016 election, and has not stayed quiet on his bitter feelings toward Trump in the aftermath, frequently ripping him as a “moron” and an egotist.