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Springsteen Says Trump Doesn't Know 'What It Means To Be An American'

President Trump's prickly relationship with many celebrities was on display again as a war of words erupted between the president and "Born in the U.S.A." singer Bruce Springsteen.

At a campaign rally in Minnesota, Trump called out many of his detractors by name.

The president said he didn't need the support of many celebrities to get elected.

"I didn't need Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And I didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people," he said, as Rolling Stone reported.

It's no surprise that the president singled out those three in particular.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z made no secret of their support for Hillary Clinton in 2016, even hosting an event in Ohio days before the election. Jay-Z also had harsh words for Trump in an interview with Van Jones last year.

"You don’t take the trash out, you keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable," he said. "As those things grow, you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug."

As for Springsteen, he spoke out against Trump in an interview with Esquire last year.

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In a wide-ranging discussion, he said the president "Has no interest in uniting the country, really, and actually has an interest in doing the opposite and dividing us, which he does on an almost daily basis."

He went on to suggest that Trump had "forsaken" the bonds of family and community, "and it's affected him. He's deeply damaged at his core...Anyone in that position who doesn't deeply feel those ties that bind is a dangerous man, and it's very pitiful."

And it seems that little has changed in the year since that interview.

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After Trump called out Springsteen at the Minnesota rally, the singer was asked about the president during an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning. "So, he's going back to 2016. And this is now 2019. Are you surprised that he's trash talking you after all this time?," King asked.

"Not really, anything's possible," he replied. "It's just frightening, you know? We're living in a frightening time."

"The stewardship of the nation has been thrown away to somebody who doesn't have a clue as to what that means," he continued.

"And unfortunately, we have somebody who I feel doesn't have a grasp of the deep meaning of what it means to be an American."

What do you think of this war of words?

h/t: Rolling Stone, CBS This Morning