77-year-old Barbra Streisand wrote an opinion column wherein she criticized President Trump’s record as president. She also took shots at his Republican colleagues in the Senate ahead of Super Tuesday.
Streisand wrote a long column in Variety where she attacked almost every move that Trump made since his 2016 victory: “No wonder doctors report that more people than ever are anxious and depressed. Since 2016, we’ve been dragged down into the mud of Trump’s swamp. He has demolished our standing in the world with his laughable boasts and breathtaking ignorance. He has put the security of this country, and our planet, in a precarious position by abandoning the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He’s a one-man weapon of mass destruction … so reckless that he almost started a war.”
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She also criticized how the president is handling the coronavirus, saying he “got rid of our pandemic specialist two years ago and has defunded the Centers for Disease Control.” “We can’t go on like this. It’s too dangerous,” she added.
Streisand continued by saying that Trump “thinks the rules don’t apply to him.” “He, and his appointees, have set a whole new level of misconduct. His recent spree of pardons looks like a transparent attempt to normalize his own corruption and pave the way for pardoning his cronies, who have lied for him. (He fires people who obey the law and tell the truth.)” she said.
She also mentioned the president’s approach to healthcare and compared him to Obama, “Trump can never live up to Obama’s legacy, so he’s trying to erase it. He inherited a growing economy and now claims credit for it, saying it’s the best in history … but that’s another lie. In fact, the GDP, job growth and the S&P 500 all rose faster under Obama. Meanwhile Trump, with his tax cuts for corporations and the very wealthy, has basically doubled the budget deficit to more than a trillion dollars — unprecedented in a time of prosperity. And he’s on track to add another 50% to the national debt, the fastest dollar increase in history. (That’s a pattern. Republicans leave it to Democrats to clean up their mess.)”
Streisand concluded her remarks by “swiping at Trump for being emboldened by Republicans following his impeachment acquittal in the Senate and with a note to Democrats that may agree with her point of view to vote in the upcoming election,” as described by Fox News.
“Every day, he takes another swipe at the pillars of our democracy, but we cannot allow him to irrevocably change this country. The ‘beacon of hope’ that is America could be extinguished if he’s given another four years,” she said. “In this upcoming election, we must bring back dignity and grace. We must care about the facts, the planet, each other and the least fortunate among us.”
Streisand ended with the following striking words: “We need a new America, without pollution, without obscenities, without insults, without revenge. We need to restore the nobility of truth … and only then will America be great again.”