Bruce Springsteen opened his concert in Melbourne, Australia with an apology and the 1960s song from The Orlons, “Don’t Hang Up” in an obvious reference to the now infamous phone call between President Trump and Australian PM Turnbull:
"We stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight" Bruce Springsteen takes the stage at AAMI Park.
— Philippa Hawker (@philippics) February 2, 2017
On tour in Australia, Bruce Springsteen reacts to reports about Trump/Turnbull phone call "We stand before you embarrassed Americans" https://t.co/5cOpt5n6Q9
— Josh Haskell (@joshbhaskell) February 2, 2017
— cameron adams (@cameron_adams) February 2, 2017
Bandmate Stevie Van Zandt weighed in as well, tweeting his “apologies for today’s temporary embarrassment”:
Australia is, was, and always will be one of the USA's best friends and closest allies. Apologies for today's temporary embarrassment.
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) February 2, 2017
Who wants to tell them that Australia’s immigration policies are more strict than Trump’s and that’s what this entire fake controversy is about?