The left-leaning singer and political activist Barbra Streisand is no fan of President Donald Trump’s — and recently admitted she did not and has not handled his victory very well.
“I was in tears,” she said of her reaction to Trump’s win in a recent interview with the Associated Press.
“We walked around of kind of numb. I’m still a little bit numb because I can’t believe it happened, since Hillary [Clinton] got 2.9 million more votes than Trump and she’s not the president, so I don’t know. This antiquated Electoral College doesn’t sit well with me. It’s not fair. I think the people should vote for who the leader is of our country.”
Streisand also spoke glowingly of her pal Hillary. “Here was a woman who was so articulate, so experienced, so qualified and so compassionate. It’s what we’re missing here. There’s no compassion,” she said.
Earlier in the week, Streisand also had another strong take about the United States with Trump as president.
“This is a dangerous time in this nation, this republic — a man who is corrupt and indecent and is assaulting our institutions,” she said in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s really, really frightening. And I just pray that people who are compassionate and respect the truth will come out and vote.”
Streisand is — naturally — out and about promoting an upcoming album, “Walls” (set to release on November 2), which she said was inspired by Trump.
With that in mind and the interviews she’s giving, it’s almost certain that any further comments from her in the weeks to come will be politically charged and fervently anti-Trump.
She released one song from her “Don’t Lie to Me” album as a single last month — and admitted it was about Trump.
In it, she sings, “How do you win if we all lose? You change the facts to justify. Your lips move but your words get in the way.”
Streisand has made her share of bizarre claims against this president before. Back in February, she blamed Trump for the school shooting in Parkland, Florida; in March 2017, she claimed that Trump was making her gain weight; and, earlier this month, she randomly tweeted that the president does not own a dog — as if that’s in any way relevant to his job performance.
Plus, earlier this year, she claimed that both the 2016 and 2000 elections were rigged in favor of President Trump and George W. Bush respectively.
Streisand seems just another Hollywood leftist speaking out against a president with whom she disagrees — in the hopes of scoring major points (and sales) with her audience.
Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.