Musician and actress Barbra Streisand is not happy with Republicans who want to increase the United States’ domestic oil production.
Reacting to a New York Times story explaining what it believed to be the environmental impact that increased drilling would have on the state of Alaska, the 76-year-old Streisand tweeted, “This president has no regard for nature or preservation of the planet.”
For context, here is part of what The Times wrote that got Streisand so worked up about the topic.
“Decades of protections are unwinding with extraordinary speed as Republicans move to lock in drilling opportunities before the 2020 presidential election, according to interviews with over three dozen people and a review of internal government deliberations and federal documents,” the story read.
It continued, “To that end, the Trump administration is on pace to finish an environmental impact assessment in half the usual time. An even shorter evaluation of the consequences of seismic testing is nearing completion. Within months, trucks weighing up to 90,000 pounds could be conducting the tests across the tundra as they try to pinpoint oil reserves.”
The recent tweet from Streisand is far from the first time the “Star Is Born” actress has spoken ill of the current sitting president.
This president has no regard for nature or preservation of the planet. https://t.co/hXKkmwVUjH
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) December 4, 2018
Back in October, Streisand said she was “still a bit numb” that Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election.
And she proceeded to talk about the popular vote in this country — even though the United States uses the Electoral College in its elections. (Whichever candidate receives a majority of the popular vote in nearly all states — or a plurality of the popular vote, meaning less than 50 percent but more than any other candidate — takes all of that state’s electoral votes.)
And last month, Streisand made the absurd claim that women only voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election because their husbands told them to do it, arguing, “They don’t believe enough in their own thoughts.”
She even tried to blame the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Florida on Trump in February.
Around that time, Streisand was pushing for gun control but also felt the need to say, “I think even that [Florida] shooter was affected because Trump brings out the violence in people.”
Plus, she said some of her music has been inspired by Trump — such as a recent single called “Don’t Lie to Me,” which dropped in October.
In it, she says, “You can build towers of bronze and gold. You can paint castles in the sky. You can use smoke and mirrors, old cliches. Not today, not today.”
For more on the controversial Barbra Streisand, check out the video below:
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.