What Bruce Springsteen song did Ronald Reagan use as a patriotic anthem during his re-election campaign, despite lyrics like 'Got in a little hometown jam/ So they put a rifle in my hand/ Sent me off to a foreign land/ to go and kill the yellow man,' referring to the unpopular war in Vietnam:
Answer "Born in the USA"
Springsteen's song discussed the treatment of America's Vietnam vets and the effects of the war on the American people. Reagan was quoted saying "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside our hearts. It rests in the message of hope in the songs of a man so many young Americans admire: New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. And helping you make those dreams come true is what this job of mine is all about." Springsteen did not give Reagan the rights to use his song, nor was he a supporter of Reagan's.
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