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10/31/2018 11:37 am ET

Barbra Streisand Says It 'Doesn't Matter' To Her If Her Music Offends Trump Voters

The famed singer and actress has a new album rife with digs at the president, who she says is “mean.”

Barbra Streisand is not a fan of President Donald Trump and it “doesn’t matter” to her if she’s offending Trump fans who also like her music.

“Art or music transcends politics, I think. I hope it does. I actually said that to George Bush,” Streisand told The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman in an interview published Tuesday.

The 76-year-old’s latest album, “Walls,” is almost entirely a dig at Trump, and she says she was inspired to do a whole album about her feelings towards him because they kept her up at night.

“I would lie awake at night with Trump’s outrages running through my head, and I had to do another album for Columbia Records, so I thought, why not make an album about what’s on my mind? And that became the title of the first song. I am so grateful to have music in my life as a way to express myself,” she told the Times.

The singer and actress hasn’t been a stranger to calling out the president’s untruths, most recently doing so in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian last week.

When asked about one song on her album called “Don’t Lie To Me,” Streisand said it was a response to the president’s statements on the major issues facing the country.

“Words have meaning. This man defies that. He says climate change is a hoax. Let’s release more coal and carbon into the air and have more mega-fires and hurricanes. I mean he’s so stupid! He’s so ill-informed. Liar is not enough of a word. There must be a bigger word for someone who lies about everything.”

The Times also asked Streisand if she could think of anything good that Trump has done.

″[Very long pause] I mean, this is a man who’s kind of, not kind of — he’s mean. I worry about the children,” Streisand said. “I worry about what is the image he’s projecting to them.” 

 
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