NewsPunch.com ————–By Niamh Harris —————–Thurs., Feb.25, 2021
During the poscast titled: Renegades: Born in the U.S.A., Obama and Springsteen discuss “race, fatherhood, marriage, and the ‘state’ of America.”
Obama said: “On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common. He’s a white guy from a small town in Jersey. I’m a black guy of mixed race born in Hawaii. He’s a rock-n-roll icon. I’m not as cool…In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much.”
Breitbart reports: Springsteen shared a preview of the podcast on Monday, which ended with a series of images, including Obama stumping for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, whom the rocker supported in the lead-up to the election. He eventually went on to perform at Biden’s primetime inauguration celebration.
Obama awarded Bruce Springsteen with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a star-studded ceremony in November 2016, celebrating him as one of several Americans who “have lifted our spirits, strengthened our union, pushed us towards progress” and crediting Springsteen for crafting “anthems of our America, the reality of who we are and the reverie of who we want to be.”