Barbra Streisand has further divulged her feelings toward US President Donald Trump and the meaning behind her controversial album Walls.
Speaking with the Daily Mail, the 76-year-old claimed she loves her country but is concerned about what the future instills and how Trump’s decision will affect of America.
Showing her clear dislike towards the president and his policies, which she regularly slams on social media, Barbra said all people are not being treated fairly.
‘I believe in truth and that if I’m truthful in what I’m singing about that comes across as being passionately upset with what is happening to my country,” she told the publication.
“I love my country and it’s painful to see democracy being assaulted, institutions being assaulted and women being assaulted.’ We digress to the topic of women’s abortion rights and the possibility that they could come under threat following the appointment of Trump-nominated judge Brett Kavanaugh – a Catholic – to the Supreme Court.”
The ‘No More Tears’ singer took her dislike to a whole new level through her album and one song in particular aimed at solely criticising him – questioning how he sleeps at night and warning him: “Everyone answers to someone.”
The single ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ included lyrics: “How do you sleep when the world keeps turning?/ All that we built has come undone,” before adding: “How do you sleep when the world is burning?”
More lyrics go on: “Why can’t you just tell me the truth?” And: “How can you win if we all lose?”
The song was paired with a powerful video clip which featured pictures of Trump, protest and the American flag.
At the time of release Barbra received many comments of praise from fans who expressed their thanks to the songstress for sharing her views.
“Absolutely gorgeous. I think this is one of her greatest songs. I am blown away. Thank you Barbra for having the courage of your convictions. You are a national treasure,” one person wrote on the YouTube post.
While another added: “Such TRUTH in words! Beautiful song and to the point. Thank you Mrs. Streisand”.
And a third said: “A new song from my beloved Barbara! It couldn’t have come in a much better time. When I heard the first half I was hooked.. my life. Barbara is an angel”.