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Barbra Streisand is not looking forward to a Trump presidency.
Calling in to MSNBC’s Hardball With Chris Matthews on Monday, the performer commented on Sunday’s Golden Globes speech in which Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter and called on the press to stand up to the president-elect.
“I thought that she said what she said beautifully,” said Streisand, “and I completely agree with Meryl — it was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, let alone any respectful person. And what we need more in this world is kindness and common decency, and how he reacts and how he has the need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him, that’s pretty disgraceful.”
“What’s the signal to little children who watch television and see this is the behavior of the soon-to-be-president of the United States?” she continued.
When Matthews reminded her that Trump told The Hollywood Reporter in a 2015 interview that Meryl Streep was one of his favorite actresses, Streisand added, “That’s why you can’t trust anything he says.”
“Why isn’t he sitting through briefings rather than tweeting this nonsense? I don’t know how we’re going to take four years of this,” she concluded before leaving as she was “in the middle of getting my teeth cleaned.”
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Later in the show, Matthews spoke to contributors who remarked on Trump’s tendency to tweet out his feelings, especially his latest attack on the celebrities who oppose him.
Janice Min, chief creative officer and president of THR, told Matthews that “this is also part of Donald Trump’s brand at this point.”
“Even though you and I and people in the room at the Golden Globes last night find this so outrageous, so offensive, it does mobilize people that support him, the diehards,” Min added. “The frustrating thing about all of this is the lack of rational discussion somewhere around these topics, and the more Trump doubles down on these things, the more people get outraged and the more divisive the conversation gets.”
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Jamie Lee Curtis