Madonna: Trump 'overcompensating for how insecure' he feels
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Madonna is slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE, calling him a classic alpha male who bullies others out of insecurity.

“They’re overcompensating for how insecure they feel,” the “Madame X” singer told The New York Times Magazine of Trump and people like him in a wide-ranging profile published Wednesday.

 “A man who is secure with himself, a human who is secure with themselves, doesn’t have to go around bullying people all the time,” the 60-year-old Grammy winner said.


The president, said Madonna, is someone “who seemed to be systematically removing all of our personal freedoms.”

The mononymous performer knocked down a 1991 claim from someone purportedly representing Trump that she had asked the then-New York real estate developer out on a date. But she said she did chat with Trump on the phone decades ago.

“I did a Versace campaign with Steven Meisel at his house in Palm Beach,” recalls Madonna. “[Trump in phone calls] kept going: ‘Hey, is everything OK? Finding yourself comfortable? Are the beds comfortable? Is everything good? Are you happy?’”

Madonna was a fervent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 Pelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' Election meddling has become the new normal of US diplomacy MORE supporter during the 2016 White House race, making headlines in the weeks before the election for publicly pledging to perform oral sex on voters who cast their ballots for the Democratic presidential nominee.

The performer also weighed in on Harvey Weinstein in Wednesday's piece, saying the former Hollywood producer “crossed lines and boundaries and was incredibly sexually flirtatious and forward with me when we were working together; he was married at the time, and I certainly wasn’t interested.”

“I was aware that he did the same with a lot of other women that I knew in the business. And we were all, ‘Harvey gets to do that because he’s got so much power and he’s so successful and his movies do so well and everybody wants to work with him, so you have to put up with it,’” Madonna said of Weinstein, who distributed her 1991 documentary, “Truth or Dare.”

Multiple women came forward in 2017 with allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein. The ex-film exec was charged in New York with rape and several other crimes in May 2018. He has denied any wrongdoing.

“So when it happened, I was really like, ‘Finally,’” Madonna said. “I wasn’t cheering from the rafters because I’m never going to cheer for someone’s demise. I don’t think that’s good karma anyway. But it was good that somebody who had been abusing his power for so many years was called out and held accountable.”