Broadway legend Barbra Streisand has been a fixture of liberal politics for decades, and she’s not getting away from the spotlight yet. But conservatives are calling her out, too.
Streisand, a supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, made a political statement with one of her most recent songs, pointed at President Donald Trump.
She told the AP that she initially wanted the references toward Trump to be “very subtle” but couldn’t help pushing it a little further.
“I just went ballistic,” she said.
The song, which was released on Thursday, includes Streisand questioning Trump and asking for change with lyrics like, “How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?/All that we built has come undone/How do you sleep when the world is burning?/Everyone answers to someone.”
“I just can’t stand what’s going on,” Streisand said during her phone interview with the AP on Wednesday.
“His assault on our democracy, our institutions, our founders — I think we’re in a fight. … We’re in a war for the soul of America.”
The award-winning artist and musician said that the song came to her after listing to the news in the car that “was making me sick, listening to lies, listening to things that are such craziness,” Streisand said, according to the AP.
“I wanted to talk about the things that were making me feel so sad, heartbroken,” she said. “I’m a kind of fierce American. I don’t know who we are anymore as a country.”
Streisand added, “I’m frightened for this country. And yet, I have hope.”
During an interview with Billboard, Streisand referred to the president as both “The Liar in Chief,” and “the Groper in Chief.”
“Don’t Lie to Me” will appear in her new album, “Walls.” That project is her first with primarily original tracks since 2005 and is slated to be released on Nov. 2, 2018.
Streisand fans might buy it, but she had plenty of critics on social media.
I wish You would have Written this when Bill Clinton was in Office! They could have played it in the background when He told America that He did Not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. Then said He did! @BarbraStreisand
— JoJo? (@jojodietcoke1) September 27, 2018
Its amazing how desperate all these Dnc haters are… their ideology is a poison that fails every time. You can hate trump but his whole existence now is about fixing the huge mess the last 50 years of establishment political BS has created. Hes winning
— AV8R (@midiguitar11) September 27, 2018
These famous people are bad entrepreneurs. They follow MSM and all think it’s mainstream America views. Majority of us don’t think like msnbc or CNN. As someone who has several BS cds. I won’t buy this one political girl.
— William? (@WilliamTell62) September 29, 2018
However, that isn’t the only track that the outspoken Democrat used to throw shade in her upcoming album. Speaking about another original song called, “The rain will fall,” Streisand said that, “You can spell rain several ways.”
“But it’s my prophecy,” she said, laughing. “I hope it comes true.”
For many Trump supporters in the United States, it’s the exact opposite.
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