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

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

In 2016, Barbra Streisand wrote a column for the Huffington Post in which she assaulted the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. He is” a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself”, she wrote.” A bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political ordeal and no qualms about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first book of original material since 2005.” This accumulation of sungs reflects what’s been on my imagination lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.

Judging by its lead single, what appears to have been on her subconsciou lately is very much what was on her knowledge in 2016. The first track to be exhausted is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems grassland.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as fibres swell with a typical panache for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another pop star’s presidential potshot, Pink’s Dear Mr President from 2006, which too constituted the issue of how the then-president, George W Bush, could sleep at night .)

Don’t Lie to Me names no mentions, although Streisand aims at” princes and monarches, robbers and thieves” who” built towers of copper and golden”, 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 duel of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a fierce American”, has a big enough expression 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 extremely Streisand thing to aspire to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that route.” I simply became ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a struggle for the soul of America .”

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