[Ed. – What you mean “We,” Keemosabe?]
Bruce Springsteen opened his concert in Melbourne, Australia, this week in a rather unorthodox fashion. …
“We stand before you embarrassed Americans tonight,” Springsteen told the audience as he introduced a ’60s pop tune by a group called the Orlons. “We’re gonna use this to send a letter back home.”
The song’s title? “Don’t Hang Up.”
The crowd got the joke pretty quickly, clearly a reference to Republican President Donald Trump’s self-described “tough” phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the weekend regarding a “dumb” Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center.
But Turnbull denied in a radio interview that the phone call ended angrily or with a hang up: “I want to make one observation about it. The report the president hung up is not correct, the call ended courteously.”