Bruce Springsteen took the stage Thursday night in Australia and called himself an “embarrassed” American, following reports about a tense phone call between the country’s prime minister and President Donald Trump.
The 67-year-old singer told the crowd in Melbourne that he and his band members, “stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight,” before mocking the president and his phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
“This is a song from 1965 by The Orlons, we’re gonna use this to send a letter back home,” Springsteen said right before he started singing the song titled, “Don’t Hang Up.”
He then lead off the next song called “American Land” by taking a jab at the president’s recent executive order that temporarily prohibits migration from seven Muslim majority countries.
“We come from a land of immigrants,” Springsteen shouted to the crowd. “This is an immigrant song.”
On Monday, the singer got political at another concert in Australia when he called the president’s immigration ban “un-American.” During the concert he shouted that he stood with those Americans protesting at airports across the country against the president’s executive order.
“Tonight we want to add our voice 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 announced to the crowd. “America is a nation of immigrants. This is fundamentally un-American.”