Barbra Streisand on Trump: ‘This can’t be happening’

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand says she is in disbelief about the ascendant candidacy of Republican primary front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE.

“When I listen to the things he says, I think, ‘This can’t be happening,’” Streisand said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published on Wednesday.

“I mean, come on,” she added. “Don’t you have to have a background like Hillary [Clinton] or Bernie SandersBernie Sanders Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks Progressives seething over Biden's migrant policies MORE has?”


“But it is happening, so I encourage women — we’re 52 percent of the population — we have to get out and vote.”

Streisand, who has publicly backed Clinton’s presidential bid, said America needs “a woman’s sensibility” in the White House.

“We do. And we need people who make common sense, people who’ve had experience, people who are articulate,” she said.

The Academy Award winner said Clinton used to be “a bit stiff” as a politician, but now she has “found her voice.”

“At first she was a bit stiff, uncomfortable,” Streisand said. “But I know her in person, and she is warm and lovely and brilliant and speaks without notes.”

“When I first saw her speak, she was using a teleprompter, which she doesn’t need,” she added. “If you don’t know how to use it and make it real and add things in, it’s clumsy.”

“So I think she’s now amazing. She has found her voice, which is her voice.”