“Funny Girl” star Barbra Streisand branded former President Donald Trump a liar and a “completely unfit” to lead the country in her upcoming tell-all.
Streisand took aim at the former president, claiming he “lies as easily as he breathes,” in her memoir “My Name is Barbra,” which releases on Tuesday.
“I can’t stand being lied to, and I don’t think the country should be lied to either,” she penned.
“And I just couldn’t comprehend how he could tell all these lies with absolutely no guilt (clearly he’s not Jewish.)”
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The “Yentl” star was shocked that Trump won the 2016 presidential election based on his lack of political history.
“You wouldn’t go to a doctor who has no qualifications or experience in treating your disease,” she continued.
“Why on earth would people want to entrust our country to a narcissist whose lack of experience, recklessness, and blatant disregard for the truth made him completely unfit to be president?”
Streisand also alleged that Trump is essentially soulless and expressed concern about his influence on society.
“What worried me was that the younger generation would emulate this man, who showed no kindness or empathy for other human beings,” she remarked.
The legendary singer also took a shot at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who she said “appalled” her.
“Once, he was standing behind me at a state dinner for Tony Blair and said, ‘I’m your fan,’” she recounted.
“I just couldn’t help myself. I said, ‘I’m your enemy,’” Streisand boasted.
Elsewhere she spoke about her 30-year friendship with the Clinton’s, who she described as “the most appealing couple,” and described how artists are the “country’s conscience.”
The liberal actress questioned why “so many people” are “angry” when Hollywood stars like herself express their political opinions publicly.
“Yes, I have opinions. And it is my right to express them, just like any other citizen,” the memoir reads. “Actually, I think it’s our responsibility.”
Streisand explained that artists work is “a reflection of the times,” and challenges society “to see what others would prefer to ignore.”
“They can give voice to the voiceless, by speaking up when no one else will,” she said about fellow creators. “That’s why art is the enemy of tyrants and dictators.”
Streisand hasn’t been shy about expressing her hatred for the former president in the past. In a 2018 interview with The Guardian, she said that he song “Don’t Lie To Me” written in protest of Trump, a man she “can’t bear.”
“He’s a man with no manners! He doesn’t see his own flaws; he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. You know? He has no humility,” she shaded.
“He knows how to sell; he’s a conman. That’s what he’s good at,” the “Meet the Fockers” star claimed. “But he doesn’t think he needs anyone’s help, he thinks he can go it alone.”
Streisand said that “words have meaning” and Trump “defies that” on a range of topics.
“He says climate change is a hoax. Let’s release more coal and carbon into the air and have more megafires and hurricanes. I mean he’s so stupid,” she exclaimed.
“He’s so ill-informed. Liar is not enough of a word. There must be a bigger word for someone who lies about everything.”
Days into the pandemic, Streisand penned an opinion piece in Variety titled “Why Trump Must Be Defeated in 2020.”
She asserted that Americans should have known that Trump was “dangerous” when he fired former FBI director James Comey for “refusing to pledge loyalty to him, as if he were a king.”
“But in America, we pledge allegiance to the flag, not one particular person,” she continued.
“And the president swears to uphold the Constitution, which sets out the rules of law that every citizen, even the president, must obey.”
“But Trump thinks the rules don’t apply to him. He, and his appointees, have set a whole new level of misconduct,” Streisand wrote.
“His recent spree of pardons looks like a transparent attempt to normalize his own corruption and pave the way for pardoning his cronies, who have lied for him.”
In 2021, she described Trump’s presidency as “four years in a black hole,” and said that the media should show that Trump lost the election by “7 million votes” on television every day.
“Four years of people dying unnecessarily because they didn’t tell the truth,” she said about his “unforgivable” time in office. “The truth is so important. Tell people the truth, they can deal with it.”