October 19, 2016
New Jersey native and rock icon Bruce Springsteen didn't hold back when asked his feelings on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a recent interview with British broadcaster Channel 4 News.
Springsteen, fresh off his U.S. "The River" tour, sat down with Channel 4's Europe Editor Matt Frei to discuss everything from his love for New Jersey and his music to his depression and new book, "Born to Run," published Sept. 27.
Springsteen may have been most vocal, however, with his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election.
The description for the interview reads: "Donald Trump has focused much of his campaigning on America's blue-collar workers who fear for their jobs. Now an interview with the man who has been the voice of those workers for the last 40 years - Bruce Springsteen."
Published Tuesday, Springsteen said Trump gives simple answers to complicated questions and that he can understand the candidate's appeal, but that he is "such a flagrant, toxic narcissist that ... wants to take down the entire Democratic system with him if he goes."
Springsteen also said that he's confident that Trump will lose.
The Boss' thoughts came on New Jersey's last day to register to vote and a little more than a week after a decade-old video featuring Trump making lewd comments about kissing and groping women surfaced. The video has since cost the candidate the support of many GOP politicians and cost Billy Bush, who was heard bantering with Trump, his job on NBC's "Today."
While voter registration has already closed in Pennsylvania, Trump will still be campaigning in the area to garner support and win the hearts of any undecided voters. He will hold an event at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Friday.
Trump will face Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the last presidential debate at the University of Nevada Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Watch Springsteen's full interview with Channel 4 below: