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‘ A battle 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 criticized 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 suffer and no anxieties about lying loudly and often .” In November, Streisand will release Walls, her first album of original material since 2005.” This collecting of sungs reflects what’s been on my mind lately, and I look forward to sharing that with you ,” she tweeted.

Judging by its lead single, what appears to have been on her psyche lately is very much what was on her brain in 2016. The first trail to be liberated is called Don’t Lie to Me, and its target seems plain.” Your cheeks move but your words get in the way ,” she sings, as strings swell with a typical elegance for melodrama.” How do you sleep when the world is burning? Everyone answers to someone .”( It has echoes of another papa 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 names no mentions, although Streisand aims at” tycoons and princess, crooks and thieves” who” built towers of copper and gold”, 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 over interior design.

It gives up an provocative combat of the diva versus the Donald, and certainly Streisand, who says she is” a relentles American”, has a big enough tone 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 very Streisand thing to are looking forward to. Obviously, there was no chance of it turning out that method.” I only get ballistic ,” she said.” We’re in a struggle for the being of America .”

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