Barbra Streisand: Trump winning is ‘terrifyingly scary’

Singer Barbra Streisand says the idea of Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE taking the White House in 2016 is “terrifyingly scary.”

“[President Obama] is so eloquent, so dignified,” Streisand said Tuesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to ABC News.


“What if that was Donald Trump up there?" she asked. "I couldn’t help but think, ‘What would he say?’ I probably would have choked. It’s terrifyingly scary, but it’s funny. But scary.”

Streisand, a long-time Democrat donor, said she stands behind Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“I want Hillary Clinton to be president,” the performer said. "We need a woman president, we need compassion [and] we need to have a person who comes from the heart.”

She admitted that Clinton and Trump battling in a 2016 general election would make for compelling entertainment.

“[It would be] one of the greatest moments in television history,” Streisand said. “Everybody would watch. I can’t even imagine.”

But Streisand added that she thinks Clinton will beat any Republican challenger in 2016, including Trump.

“I mean, I’m not worried about her,” she said.

Obama honored Streisand and 16 other luminaries with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — on Tuesday evening.

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, composer Stephen Sondheim and musical power couple Emilio and Gloria Estefan were among the other performing artists the president celebrated.

Streisand is one of the few living entertainers who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. The musical actress also boasts the National Medal of Arts and Kennedy Center Honors among her achievements.

A longtime Democratic donor, Streisand contributed toward several Senate Democratic candidates in fierce races in 2014, The Hill reported at the time. 

She gave $24,400 that year, including $1,000 apiece for tough campaigns in Colorado, New Hampshire, Oregon and Alaska.