The iconic musician believes that America would not have survived four more years of Trump's administration. "Joe Biden has the empathy we need now more than ever," she said.
Not once has Barbra Streisand hesitated to speak against the former president, Donald Trump.
"I can’t bear the man!” she once told The Guardian. "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."
Before the 2020 presidential elections, the singer and actress revealed that she can't see America go through another term of Trump in the White House. "Donald Trump has failed us. And we cannot survive four more years of his incompetence we’re feeling right now," Streisand had said at a virtual fundraiser for Biden, as quoted by Independent.
Now that Biden's administration has replaced Trump's, Streisand believes that the "political sanity" in the country has been restored. With Biden in power, she wrote on Twitter, "The United States will once again become one of the leaders of the free world. We will address climate change now evident in these extreme weather conditions."
Biden’s competent team is making sure Americans will be protected by getting more vaccinations in American‘s arms after Trump had downplayed the pandemic from its beginning.— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) February 19, 2021
In the months leading up to the elections, Streisand called out Trump several times and wrote a scathing article for Variety about how he ruined her mornings ever since he became president.
"Mr. Trump, let’s make America great again," she wrote. "But first, get one thing straight: America was great—before you were elected. Every morning I wake up, holding my breath while I turn on my phone to see the latest news. I think to myself, 'It can’t be worse than yesterday.' But when the news loads, I think, 'Ohhhhh, yes, it is worse.'"
Americans must never elect another wannabe authoritarian as President who has such contempt for our democracy. https://t.co/2bvqlJAgBO— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 13, 2020
Calling him a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" who almost triggered a war, Streisand wrote in the article, "Since 2016, we’ve been dragged down into the mud of Trump’s swamp... We can’t go on like this. It’s too dangerous."
When Streisand spoke at the virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden while he was still a presidential candidate, the legendary singer said that Biden is "a decent man with an open mind and an open heart. Joe Biden has the empathy we need now more than ever," as quoted by Deadline.
According to Streisand, Biden would be a president "with grace and dignity who has respect for the truth unlike Trump, who doesn’t believe in facts," according to Independent. "We’re living in the nightmare of Donald Trump – this reckless man doesn’t have the wisdom or the character to lead our nation," she added back in July.
As Streisand saw Trump's presidential tenure unfold, she was moved to create an album reflecting the political atmosphere in the country. And so, she came out with her album, Walls, in 2018. While explaining the theme of her album to The Guardian, Streisand said, "This is what’s on my mind. This is a dangerous time in this nation, this republic: a man who is corrupt and indecent and is assaulting our institutions. It’s really, really frightening. And I just pray that people who are compassionate and respect the truth will come out and vote."
After Trump’s 30,000 lies and his gross negligence in confronting the pandemic, it is so refreshing to see the White House spokeswoman answering questions daily with the truth and an Administration focused on both providing relief and ending the pandemic.— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) February 2, 2021
After the election results came out and it was clear that the Bidens would take over, Streisand wrote that the country can collectively breathe a sigh of relief.
We can breathe a sigh of relief, sleep better now, and hopefully our country will start to heal.— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 25, 2020
Decency and truth will now be in the forefront. Empathy and kindness will come from behind the clouds and shine on the United States of America. Thank you God.
In January, as Biden was days away from being sworn in as the president, Streisand told Joe and Jill Biden at the We the People Concert, as quoted by Deadline, "You both have the empathy we need now more than ever, and together we will emerge from these dark days into the light."
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