Bruce Springsteen to Headline Hillary Clinton’s Closing Presidential Campaign Rally
In addition to Springsteen and Bon Jovi, Clinton will be joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, their daughter Chelsea, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the city’s Independence Mall. A message on Clinton’s website inviting supporters to the event reads, “Clinton will urge Pennsylvanians to make history on Tuesday by electing her president so she can continue pushing for the American ideals of progress, inclusion, equality and strength that our founders enshrined in our Constitution there in 1787.” Springsteen, maker of 1994 hit track “Streets of Philadelphia,” is a vocal critic of Trump, and last month slammed the controversial billionaire at an event organized by The New Yorker. “When he was just a big sort of bloviating New York billionaire, he could be highly entertaining and funny,” Springsteen said. “But he’s not funny as a presidential candidate.” The musician was particularly scathing about comments Trump has made regarding Tuesday’s result. “When you start telling people, unless you win, the election will be illegitimate, and when you have as many people listening to him as he does, it’s a very, very dangerous genie to let out of the bottle, and not one that goes back in particularly easily,” Springsteen explained. Clinton boasts the support of a vast array of famous musical names, with stars including Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, all hitting the campaign trail to urge people to vote for her.