“Art or music transcends politics, I think. I hope it does. I actually said that to George Bush,” Streisand told The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman in an interview published Tuesday.
The 76-year-old’s latest album, “Walls,” is almost entirely a dig at Trump, and she says she was inspired to do a whole album about her feelings towards him because they kept her up at night.
“I would lie awake at night with Trump’s outrages running through my head, and I had to do another album for Columbia Records, so I thought, why not make an album about what’s on my mind? And that became the title of the first song. I am so grateful to have music in my life as a way to express myself,” she told the Times.
When asked about one song on her album called “Don’t Lie To Me,” Streisand said it was a response to the president’s statements on the major issues facing the country.
“Words have meaning. This man defies that. He says climate change is a hoax. Let’s release more coal and carbon into the air and have more mega-fires and hurricanes. I mean he’s so stupid! He’s so ill-informed. Liar is not enough of a word. There must be a bigger word for someone who lies about everything.”
The Times also asked Streisand if she could think of anything good that Trump has done.
″[Very long pause] I mean, this is a man who’s kind of, not kind of — he’s mean. I worry about the children,” Streisand said. “I worry about what is the image he’s projecting to them.”