Those fears seem to be coming to fruition to Springsteen, who has ramped up his political commentary during a tour of Australia. According to The New York Times, Trump grew angry and reportedly ended the call early after Turnbull pressed him on whether the USA would honor an Obama-era agreement to accept 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center.
According to Consequence Of Sound, Springsteen opened his set AAMI Park on Thursday night by telling the crowd, "We stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight". It's okay, Bruce. We don't really consider "politician" a venerated position of honour and respect in this country - it's totally fine that Turnbull got dunked on. "This is a song from 1965 from The Orlons that we are going to use to send a message back home".
Bruce Springsteen has always been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, and the musician took his feelings to the stage at a recent concert in Australia when he performed a cover of Orlons" classic "60s song "Don't Hang Up".
Donald Trump reportedly had an awkward exchange with the Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday in which the president apparently hung up on the Australian leader.
"Tonight we want to add our voices to the thousands of Americans who are protesting at airports around our country the Muslim Ban and the detention of foreign nationals and refugees", Springsteen said.
The New Jersey native also introduced the next tune, American Land, as an "immigrant" song.