Barbra Streisand Mocks Trump via Song

Parodies 'Send in the Clowns' at Hillary Clinton fundraiser
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 9, 2016 11:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Barbra Streisand put her feelings about Donald Trump into song Friday night, the AP reports. At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song "Send in the Clowns" with lyrics about the Republican nominee. "Is he that rich, maybe he's poor, 'til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?" Streisand sang to an applauding crowd of about 1,000. "Something's amiss, I don't approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?" It continued: "And if by chance he gets to heaven, even up there, he'll declare chapter 11. This sad, vulgar clown. You're fired, you clown."

Streisand performed before a large, effusive crowd at the New York City fundraiser. She followed Clinton, who stressed her support for the LGBT community and said, "We all love this woman, either from afar or luckily enough up close." The event raised money for the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between Clinton's campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and state parties. Contributions ranged from $1,200 to over $250,000. Streisand included renditions of "People," ''Pure Imagination" and "Happy Days Are Here Again," but her Trump parody clearly stood out. (Read more Barbra Streisand stories.)

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