During a performance on Saturday evening at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Trump Derangement Syndrome-afflicted actress and singer Barbra Streisand performed an anti-Trump song for three of the arguably most disreputable figures in the political realm.
The song she performed was an anti-Trump remix of the classic ballad “Send in the Clowns” from the 1973 musical “A Little Night Music.”
The lyrics were as follows:
He says he’s rich
Maybe he’s poor
‘Til he reveals his returns
Who can be sure
Who is this clown?
I don’t approve
Now that he’s running the free world
Where can we move?
Maybe a town!
Just who is this clown?
This is not a farce
It’s not just smoke
Is this his “Art of the Deal” or some awful joke?
You’ve got to admit
This fraudulent twit
Is so full of …
After Streisand concluded singing, a Photoshopped version of a Time magazine cover featuring President Donald Trump appeared on the screen behind her, according to Fox News. It reportedly depicted the president in clown makeup and the headline, “Clown of the Year.”
Her rendition of the song below:
Nothing says you’re a person of the people like singing a song to a room full of powerful, wealthy people about the man whom nearly 63 million Americans voted into the White House.
How powerful and wealthy were these people? Included among them were disgraced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose “extremely careless” actions put America’s national security at risk; disgraced former President Bill Clinton, whose affair with Monica Lewinsky humiliated America on the international stage; and notorious race hustler Al Sharpton.
House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler was reportedly also present. While he’s certainly guilty of peddling conspiracy theories, his actions haven’t been nearly as disreputable as those of the Clintons, not to mention Sharpton, a hustler whose race-baiting led to a hash of anti-Semitic violence during the Crown Heights riot in 1991.
During Streisand’s performance, she also “gave a shout-out to the Clintons, lamenting that she wasn’t able to sing at Hillary Clinton’s inauguration like she did at Bill Clinton’s in 1993,” according to Fox News.
— Samantha Liebman (@SamiLiebman) August 4, 2019
— Samantha Liebman (@SamiLiebman) August 4, 2019
Streisand also reportedly praised Bill for leaving office with a “big surplus.” Except Clinton wasn’t responsible for the “big surplus” — the Republicans who led Congress at the time were.
“[T]oday’s surplus is, in part, a byproduct of the GOP’s single-minded crusade to end 30 years of red ink,” the libertarian Cato Institute pointed out in a report back in 1998. “Arguably, [then-House Speaker Newt] Gingrich’s finest hour as Speaker came in March 1995 when he rallied the entire Republican House caucus behind the idea of eliminating the deficit within seven years. Skeptics said it could not be done in seven years. The GOP did it in four.”
#FactCheck = False
— ?AdagioForStrings? (@adagioforstring) April 1, 2019
“A great president needs a sense of history and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. And the compassion that would not allow children to be separated from their parents,” Streisand also said Saturday.
By her own definition, former President Barack Obama was not a “great president.” Streisand, however, has not made that connection:
I’m with you, President Obama. Oh, how we miss you! https://t.co/kxPjzYFvRR
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 3, 2017
While it’s unclear what the purpose was of Streisand getting so political at what was supposed to be a musical performance, it does speak to her TDS, which sadly is a common disorder in Hollywood.
It also speaks to the growing separation between the so-called “elites” — wealthy Hollywood celebrities, wealthy politicians, wealthy media contributors (Sharpton works for MSNBC, despite his abhorrent record), etc. — and Middle America.
Every time the “elites” take yet another dig at Trump, they also take a dig at the 62,984,828 million Americans who proudly voted for him in the 2016 election and will likely vote for him again next year because of all he’s done for them during his time in office.
BS. I am working class. My company has been doing markedly well trump took office. Confidence in the construction sector is awesome. You are wrong on this one.
— Jeff Fox (@JeffFoxThatRox) August 4, 2019
The TDS is thick with you. Also, we *mere* non Hollywoodians really don’t like to be called “the working class” by millionaires.
— Pam (@Telecombarbie) July 18, 2019
Get facts b4 you spew! 1) unemployment for Af-America, Latinos and Asians lowest ever recorded 2) rates of home ownership for those above are highest ever recorded 3) for 1st time in decades, wages FOR THE WORKING CLASS (not their managers) are rising faster than inflation.
— KB (@KbRedtees4kb) July 22, 2019
So let me guess Barbara… all of these jobs are just magically appearing on their own with no help from the president. I guess someone should call David copperfield on that shit! Lol he will want to know the secret on that trick.
— Charlie Case (@CasinoCharlieC) July 19, 2019
Are you not aware of the tax cut? And no, it wasn’t just for the rich. My paycheck proves otherwise… The low unemployment (record low among certain groups) would also prove your comments incorrect.
— Capt. Spaulding (@yellowgreen65) July 18, 2019
If you say that to an audience of donkeys they’ll all clap their ears in agreement , no pun intended
— Youcef Benhamid (@YBenhamid) July 18, 2019
The last tweeter hit the nail on the head: All Streisand and her ilk are doing with their incessant criticisms, mockery and ditties is preaching to the choir — a choir that a majority of Americans feel very little attachment to anymore.
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