GMA Gushes Over 'Legendary' Streisand’s Anti-Trump Activism: 'How Does Someone Who Lies That Much Sleep at Night?'

November 1st, 2018 9:19 AM

On Thursday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s entertainment contributor Chris Connelly sat down with singer and actress Barbra Streisand to fawn over her new anti-Trump album. Connelly and the rest of the ABC team fangirled over the stridently liberal entertainer, giving her plenty of time to air her grievances against the president, with less than a week before the midterms.

ABC’s Cecilia Vega led into the interview gushing over the “legendary” “epic” singer, saying Connelly must’ve had a “pinch me” moment getting to talk with Streisand about her new political album. He agreed, touting Streisand “speaking out in no uncertain terms” about President Trump being the reason why she wrote this album (which features songs like “Don’t Lie to Me.”)

Connelly gushed, “Throughout much of her new album 'Walls,' her liberal advocacy and opposition to President Trump gets expressed by that legendary voice:”

STREISAND: I couldn't sleep nights. I found myself eating a lot as I tweeted about every time this president said something that wasn't true, I just had to eat pancakes, you know, and coffee ice cream and tweet and write... I had a lot of things on my mind. Watching the children being pulled out of their mother's arms, it was a release to just put it down on paper, you know, then sing about it... I thought to myself how does someone who lies that much sleep at night? I mean, where is the guilt?

Connelly raved over the “emotional” album of “rage, despair and hope,” before asking why she chose to cover John Lennon’s “Imagine” on this album.

“What made “Imagine” a song that in 2018 you needed to sing?” he asked.

“Yeah, I never would have touched it before because it was John Lennon's song but it was -- it's pure. It's about love and togetherness and it's what this country needs now,” she remarked.

Though this was an exclusive ABC interview, Streisand has been given glowing profiles by just about every media outlet since the news of her newest anti-Trump album dropped.