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Trump boasts he ‘didn’t need’ Beyoncé, Jay-Z and ‘little’ Bruce Springsteen to win 2016 election

Donald Trump boasted he ‘didn’t need’ the help of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and ‘little’ Bruce Springsteen to win the presidential election as he mocked Hillary Clinton during a rally in Minnesota last night.

The president said he didn’t require A-list assistance as he discussed his win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election during a rally at the Trade Center in Minneapolis Thursday.

‘I didn’t need Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And I didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people’, Trump said.

He added that musicians like Springsteen, who performed outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall at a rally in support of Clinton in November 2016, would ‘do about two songs, then leave… and everyone leaves with him.’

Donald Trump (pictured on Thursday) has insisted he ‘didn’t need’ the help of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and ‘little’ Bruce Springsteen to win the presidential election in 2016

'I didn't need Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And I didn't need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people', Trump said

‘I didn’t need Beyoncé and Jay-Z. And I didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen and all of these people’, Trump said

‘And she is still speaking in front of the same lousy crowd. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen’, he said.

Springsteen, who has yet to respond to Trump’s comments, has previously described the president as ‘deeply damaged at his core’ in an interview with Esquire.

Jay-Z has also hit out at Trump in the past, after the president was said to have called African countries ‘s***holes’, the Guardian reported.

Asked how he felt about the comments, Jay-Z responded: ‘Yes, it’s disappointing and hurtful. Everyone feels anger. After the anger, it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people’.

Jay-Z (pictured with Beyoncé) has hit out at Trump in the past, after the president reportedly called African countries 's***holes' last January

Jay-Z (pictured with Beyoncé) has hit out at Trump in the past, after the president reportedly called African countries ‘s***holes’ last January

Springsteen, who has yet to respond to Trump's comments, has previously described the president as 'deeply damaged at his core'

Springsteen, who has yet to respond to Trump’s comments, has previously described the president as ‘deeply damaged at his core’

Trump’s comments on Thursday invoked outrage on social media, with hundreds of users taking to Twitter to defend their favorite musicians, the Huffington Post reported.

One said: ‘Trump has evoked Beyoncé’s name. If he thought Democrats were after jinx Whew. Wait till he meets the Bey-Hive.’

Another added: ‘Poor @realdonaldtrump, you’re President of the United States but you’ll NEVER be The Boss. Don’t mess with Jersey!’ 

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker added: ‘Little Bruce Springsteen? I think you mean Bruce Springsteen and the heart-stopping, hard-rocking, earth-quaking, justifying, death-defying, legendary E Street Band’.

Trump's comments on Thursday invoked outrage on social media, with hundreds of users taking to Twitter to defend their favorite musicians

Trump’s comments on Thursday invoked outrage on social media, with hundreds of users taking to Twitter to defend their favorite musicians

Trump also angered the Prince Estate on Thursday, when he played the late musician’s track Purple Rain in Minnesota.

The Prince Estate has since hit back at the president, claiming the song was played ‘despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music’.

On Twitter, a spokesperson said: ‘President Trump played Prince’s “Purple Rain” tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music.

Trump also angered the Prince Estate on Thursday, when he played the late musician's track Purple Rain in Minnesota

Trump also angered the Prince Estate on Thursday, when he played the late musician’s track Purple Rain in Minnesota

‘The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.’

His comments came amid mass protests outside the Trade Center, where the rally was held, on Thursday.

The event, in which Trump gave a 102-minute speech, was interrupted six times by protesters, one of whom held a ‘resign’ sign and blew a whistle to get attention.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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