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Barbra Streisand ‘Thinking About’ Moving to Canada If Democrats Don’t Win House

Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter | October 31, 2018 | 10:17 AM EDT

Singer Barbra Streisand (Screenshot)

Singer Barbra Streisand said she might move to Canada if the Democrats don’t win control of the U.S. House in this year’s mid-term election.

When asked during an interview with The New York Times how she was feeling these days, she said she’s been that losing sleep.

“I want to sleep nights, if we take the House I’ll be able to sleep a little bit better,” she said.

Streisand was asked what she would do if the Democrats don’t win the House.

“Don’t know. I’ve been thinking about, do I want to move to Canada? I don’t know. I’m just so saddened by this thing happening to our country. It’s making me fat. I hear what he said now, and I have to go eat pancakes now, and pancakes are very fattening. We make them with healthy flour, though — almond flour, coconut flour,” she said.

On her latest album, “Walls,” Streisand has a song about President Trump called, “Don’t Lie to Me.”

Asked what inspired her to do the album, Streisand said, “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.”

The singer said she’s not worried about offending Trump fans who like her music.

“It doesn’t matter. I remember being onstage in Washington, D.C., and asking, ‘I’m just curious, how many Republicans are in the audience?’ because everyone knows I’m a staunch Democrat, and a lot of people raised their hands. Art or music transcends politics, I think. I hope it does. I actually said that to George Bush,” she said.

Streisand drew a blank when asked if she could think of anything good 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. I worry about what is the image he’s projecting to them,” she said.

Streisand was asked how she felt the music industry had dealt with the MeToo movement, and the singer took the opportunity to praise Hillary Clinton.

The music industry, I didn’t have a lot of problems there. I mean, it depends on how many records you sell, you know what I’m saying, whether you’re male or female. It matters more in directing. The idea of being in control doesn’t go over well,” she said.

“I think that’s what happened with Hillary Clinton. I mean, a woman of substance, an articulate, experienced in government, dignified, who had everything I thought would make her become a wonderful president of the United States, that doesn’t seem to matter because I think powerful women, strong women are viewed with suspicion,” Streisand said.

 

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