Iconic singer adapts Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Send in the Clowns’ to skewer Republican nominee as ‘sad, vulgar’
September 10, 2016, 11:06 pm www.timesofisreal.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand put her feelings about Donald Trump into song Friday night.
At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Friday, 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?”
Streisand preformed 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. 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.”
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.