"It feels a long ways away, but our hearts and our spirits
are with all the millions of people that marched yesterday, and
the E Street Band, we are part of the new resistance,"
Springsteen told reporters in Perth, at the beginning of his
Trump's inauguration on Friday and his defiant pledge to end
"American carnage" was followed by a weekend of mass protests
across the United States and internationally.
Hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of Washington
and other capitals around the world on Saturday for "sister
marches," mocking and denouncing the new U.S. leader the day
after his inauguration.
Speaking before a 3.5 hour set at Perth Arena, Springsteen
described Trump as a "demagogue", but added he hoped Trump's
infrastructure program succeeds in bringing jobs to places where
layoffs have hit hard.
Since his inauguration, the Trump administration has reiterated
plans to abandon an ambitious Asia-Pacific trade pact, the Trans
Pacific Partnership, and renegotiate other trade deals.
(Reporting by Tom Westbrook; Editing by Michael Perry)
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