Barbra Streisand Protests Against Donald Trump in New Song
Superstar singer-actress Barbra Streisand is the latest artist to get political through song, taking aim at President Donald Trump in a new track from her upcoming album, “Walls”.
On Thursday, the veteran performer officially announced that her new album will be released on November 2 and will include the song “Don’t Lie to Me,” a Trump-inspired track co-written by Streisand.
The album is her first of mostly original songs since 2005 and according to a press release it will also be her first to have a unified social theme.
Her new song “Don’t Lie to Me” depicts a powerful man who’s known to “change the facts.” It starts by asking, “Why can’t you just tell the truth?” and goes on to question: “How do you win if we all lose?”
The song also includes the lyrics: “How do you sleep when the world keeps turning? / All that we’ve built has come undone.”
“I’ve written many articles about this … this person … who has no manners, insults everybody, makes fun of disabled people,” Streisand told Billboard magazine about the man she refers to as a “liar in chief” and “groper in chief.”
“What else could I think about?” she added. “It’s my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history. What it says about America.”
The album cover also hints at political commentary—featuring Streisand surrounded by walls. No doubt it’s a reference to Trump’s literal and figurative desire to build walls against neighboring countries and beyond.
“[It’s the] wall of society, the walls of this presidency, the walls that obstruct justice,” she explained.
However, Streisand stresses that the music on her upcoming release also urges for resilience and a sense of hope.
“There’s a light coming in and hope for the future,” she said. “We have to grow as a nation.” Notably, Streisand also covered John Lennon‘s famously pro-peace song “Imagine,” on her new album.
“I’m afraid to be [hopeful], because we thought Hillary Clinton was going to win, and then she didn’t,” she remarked. “And we weren’t sure about the hacking at that moment, but I’m sure that affected her not being made the president.”
Streisand went on to say that the voting system must change.
“We have to give up the electoral college system, that’s what I know,” she told the magazine. “I think people should vote for the president of the United Status—the popular vote should count. Give people a voice; one vote, one voice.”
With a career spanning six decades—most notably in film and music—and as one of the elite members of “EGOT” (winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony)—Streisand has long been associated with liberal causes. It’s certainly not the first time she’s spoken out politically—she was once included among the celebrities on President Richard Nixon’s 1971 list of political enemies.
Looks more like a hole she fell in and can’t get up!
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Gotta love Barbra,she is a jewel !!
Screw her I have less taxes more money etc in my pocket the country is doing great why don’t they want that for us poor working people
Katrina Tinabut Herbus Manko ypu do realize you have all of this because he is taking from the poor and middle class to give the top 1pct their tax break! A recession will be coming after this false sense of security!
Katrina Tina Herbus Manko just the fact that you say this is the reason this song means so much, you are intiteled and shellfish, you should be ashamed but here you are, trump is a TRATOR to Americans the fact you support him is to bad you have no morals
She used to be afraid of people now she should be.
Thank you for this beautiful song, anyone who says things negative is just another koolaid drinker
Thank you Barbara
She is a has been. We don’t want or need her. There are so many talented young singers to take her place.
This needs to be shared and sent to every gop
Don’t you love her? She has right to express their opinion also
I hope you three rot in hell. You’re disgusting. ?
She’s still amazing! What a powerful song!
Give it to them zBarbara! Bobbie and zBarbara
Soney Bono got tired of her complaining so he devorced her
He won’t get it.
Another “celebrity” who hasn’t been relavent in over a decade trying to get back in the spotlight by bashing Trump. Real original idea. Do what everyone else does.
Dang, thought she died looong time ago, she must be 100 already!
She should be protesting the corrupt two party system. The divide and conquer gang
She is a witch
Who is she!
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Why am I not surprised by this at all she’s a sissy sassy bitch
For many years she was afraid of her fans and just now I understand.
A washed up has been! She will do anything to get back in the headlines! And the liberal press will oblige her!
Such a wasted talent
JUST A BIG HOSE NOSE MAN IS HER NOSE BIG HER NOSE GETS THE REST OF HER FAT ASS IN TROUBLE FAT SOW.
She ugly and her music sucks
That old hag just looking for a little attention and money to keep up appearance.
Such a waste
Another Hollywood ass liberal
Another liberal pig
Won’t listen to garbage
Glad I’m not paying for any of her music!
Beautiful but you must see the video she produced to get the whole message
Really good of course, but music is to loud to hear the words…………
Democrats are nuts
Oh… how devastating, a song from an unjustified hater?!
That scraggly hag still alive? Who knew?