Barbra Streisand rips Trump in fundraising pitch for House Dems
Barbra Streisand is slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE as a “disgrace” in a Wednesday fundraising pitch released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
“He lies daily,” Streisand, a longtime Democrat, wrote of the president.
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“He shows no empathy towards our immigrant brothers and sisters. He is locking children in cages,” the Academy Award winner continued, referring to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that had resulted in migrant children being separated from their families at the border.
“His closest allies and staff are under FBI investigation. He’s even befriended dictators and shut out our allies!” the actress and singer says.
“If President Obama had done anything like this, Republicans would have eaten him alive,” says Streisand, 76, asking supporters to donate money to the DCCC ahead of November’s midterms elections.
Calling herself “furious,” Streisand says in the email, “We desperately need to elect a Democratic House that will hold President Trump to a much higher standard.”
It’s hardly the first time Streisand has railed against Trump. In February, the performer — who supported Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE in the 2016 presidential election — said he was at least partly to blame for the shooting at Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people.
“I think even that shooter was affected because Trump brings out the violence in people,” Streisand said at the time.