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‘ A battle for the mind of America ‘: Barbra Streisand takes on Trump- and she’s not kidding about

She has long spoken out against the present US president, but with her new music, Streisand has declared an all-out battle. If anyone has a big enough voice to listen to, its her …

In 2016, Barbra Streisand wrote a column for the Huffington Post in which she attacked the then-presidential nominee Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV persona with no political know-how and no anxiety about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original substance since 2005.” This collecting of anthems reflects what’s been on my thought lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.

Judging by its extend single, what appears to have been on her thought lately are quite what was on her memory in 2016. The first track to be secreted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your lips move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as fibres swell with a typical flair for melodrama.” How do “youre sleeping” when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has resembles of another pop star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which also constituted the question of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)

Don’t Lie to Me identifies no epithets, although Streisand aims at” rulers and kings, thiefs and thieves” who” built towers of copper and amber”, which could be taken either as an admission that she’s not #TeamLannister for the final season of Game of Thrones, or a dig at Trump’s bloated-banker-monarch take on interior design.

It determines up an provocative battle of the diva versus the Donald, and surely Streisand, who says she is” a vehement American “, has a big enough voice to be heard. She told Associated Press that she had hoped to be “very subtle” with Don’t Lie to Me, which is, of course , not a exceedingly Streisand act to aspire to. Undoubtedly, there was no chance of it turning out that road.” I merely led ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a conflict for the person of America .”

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