Barbra Streisand pens anti-Trump op-ed: 'America could be extinguished if he's given another four years'
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The Academy Award winner calls the commander in chief a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" in a blistering op-ed in Variety published Tuesday.

"Every morning I wake up, holding my breath while I turn on my phone to see the latest news. I think to myself, 'It can’t be worse than yesterday.' But when the news loads, I think, 'Ohhhhh, yes, it is worse," writes Streisand, one of Hollywood's longtime prominent Democratic donors.


Blasting Trump for his administration's handling of the coronavirus, taking credit for an economy she says "he inherited" from former President Obama and withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord last year, Streisand says, "Since 2016, we’ve been dragged down into the mud of Trump’s swamp."

"We can’t go on like this," Streisand, 77, warns. "It’s too dangerous."

"Every day, he takes another swipe at the pillars of our democracy, but we cannot allow him to irrevocably change this country," Streisand writes. "The 'beacon of hope' that is America could be extinguished if he’s given another four years."

Streisand, who released a politically charged album critical of Trump ahead of the midterm elections in 2018, urges voters to "bring back dignity and grace" when they cast their ballots in the White House race.

"We need a new America," she says, "without pollution, without obscenities, without insults, without revenge."