By Ethan Epstein. When political candidates play Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” at their campaign rallies, you can usually assume they’ve never listened to the lyrics. But Donald Trump’s apparent decision to add the 1984 tune his warm-up music bespeaks a certain political savvy.
For one, Trump’s vision of America, like “Born in the U.S.A.”‘s, is a downcast one: an America that, as Trump has repeatedly said, “doesn’t win anymore.”
(Read more from “Trump Plays This Song at the Beginning of His Rallies Now… Is This a Blow to Cruz?” HERE)
McCain: Cruz’s Eligibility Needs ‘to Be Looked At’
By Jordain Carney. Sen. John McCain on Monday defended his previous comments raising questions about Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, saying it needs to be examined.
“I assume he’s eligible but all of these things need to be looked at,” the Arizona Republican told reporters, adding that the Texas Republican wouldn’t necessarily need to go to court but “could consult some respected constitutional scholars.”
McCain caught attention earlier this month after telling the Chris Merrill Show that he didn’t think it was “illegitimate to look into” Cruz’s eligibility. He then added that during a separate interview with the Michael Medved Show that he “would assume” Cruz, who was born in Canada, was eligible.
The Arizona Republican suggested on Monday that his previous comments had been blown out of proportion, telling reporters that “all I said was it ought to be looked at, and then all the sudden kaboom.”
McCain’s comments have earned him pushback from Cruz. The Texas Republican suggested that he’s trying to help Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president and who Cruz predicted McCain will endorse. (Read more from “McCain: Cruz’s Eligibility Needs ‘to Be Looked At'” HERE)