In a new interview, the Hollywood star Barbra Streisand gushed about former Vice President Joe Biden while also admitting that she hates President Donald Trump.
“What do I hate most about Trump? He lies every day,” Streisand told The New York Times. “He has the compulsion to lie, even when the facts say something different. The worst lie was about the pandemic. Why not face facts? Why not tell the truth? People are stronger than you think — they can handle the truth. It would have saved thousands of lives.”
When asked how she feels about a potential Biden presidency, Streisand said, “I’m exhilarated … [He] will bring back dignity, honesty, intelligence and compassion to the Oval Office. I look forward to that.”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised Streisand in the article, applauding her for becoming a political activist before it was fashionable for celebrities to do so.
“It took real courage back then to get involved because the entertainment industry believed there’d be a backlash,” Pelosi said, adding that Streisand in fundraising mode “is dazzling to behold.”
“It’s not just because she’s a celebrity. She knows the issues. She’s studied. She can explain why she supports what she does. That’s what’s persuasive,” Pelosi said. “She doesn’t have to do this… She does it out of patriotism. She loves our country.”
Streisand also talked about contacting the 6 year-old daughter of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota back in May. Streisand sent the little girl some Disney stock and talked to her about how she lost her own father at a young age as well.
“I think our dads watch over us forever,” Streisand wrote in her note to the girl. “When you get older and have a decision to make … just close your eyes and ask him for help. And if you listen very carefully, he will lead you to the right choice. I promise!”
Streisand has long been known as one of the most radically liberal stars in all of Hollywood. Clearly, nothing has changed about her political leanings.