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Streisand compares Trump to Humpty Dumpty: ‘A fat egg’ who will fall and crack

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Barbra Streisand compared President Trump to the nursery-rhyme character Humpty Dumpty in a recent interview, calling him a “fat egg, sitting on a wall, and one day he’s going to fall off the wall.”

“And crack,” added the singer and actress, a longtime critic of Trump, in an interview with The Guardian released on Friday.

Streisand’s interview with the publication was one of her latest stops in an ongoing promotional tour for her new album, “Walls.” 

{mosads}Though the new album doesn’t mention Trump anywhere by name, Streisand made clear in the interview that much of the project links to a broader theme about the danger she believes the president poses to America.

“This is what’s on my mind,” she says. “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.”

The Academy Award winner went on to clarify that she’s “saying more than just vote” but to also “vote for Democrats.” 

“Vote for what they want their country to look like and feel like and be like. And treat each other with kindness and respect — I have friends who are Republicans and we have dinner and agree to disagree,” Streisand continued.

“Facts matter,” she said. “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 megafires 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.” 

When asked if she was anxious the president will come after her given his propensity to slam his critics on Twitter, Streisand told the publication she doesn’t know but “that’s the chance you take.” 

“The country is more important to me at this point than whether my album sells. I’m sure ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ turns off a lot of people who are Republicans or right-wingers,” she said. “But there are some good Republicans! I was friendly with John McCain. I’m friendly with Colin Powell.”

“Maybe he doesn’t think I’m powerful enough. I’ve seen him in the film of people in my audience … maybe he’s a big fan!” Streisand added with a laugh. “I don’t know.”

The singer captured headlines earlier this month after releasing a music video of her new single, “Don’t Lie to Me,” which depicted a United States in turmoil under Trump, with images of protests and citizens including former President Obama in tears.  

“You have to write lyrics that can be more than just a protest,” she said of the song in the Friday interview. “They have to appeal to a universal audience. Even when I wrote ‘Don’t Lie to Me,’ at first I thought, well, I could make you think it’s like a love affair, a marriage breaking up. It’s a universal thought: don’t lie to me.” 

Streisand’s new album is slated for release on Nov. 2, just before Election Day.

The outspoken Democrat has criticized Trump throughout his presidency and blasted him as a “disgrace” in a fundraising pitch released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee earlier this year.

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