Barbra Streisand plus Chris Matthews plus MSNBC equals must see TV. The only factor missing from the equation would be Babs spitting on command.
In the wake of professional pretender Meryl Streep’s none too subtle swipes at Donald Trump and a rather large chunk at the American populace, MSNBC’s Chris “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews decided to take a courageous stand and conduct a hard-hitting interview with Streisand regarding Streep’s cheap shots.
Well, not really.
Ever the classy broad, it turns out that the fabulous Barbra Streisand showed her true contempt for the American people when she laughingly admitted towards the end of her telephone interview that she was in the middle of getting her teeth cleaned.
As reported by CNSNews.com,
“I thought that she said what she said beautifully,” Streisand said. “And I completely agree with Meryl. It was a heart-breaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, let alone any respectful person.”
Streisand echoed Streep’s call for more “kindness and common decency” in this world. She criticized Trump for needing to “talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him. And that’s pretty disgraceful,” the singer said.
“I mean, what’s the signal to little children, you know, who watch television and see this behavior of the soon-to-be president of the United States, you know?” Streisand continued. “Little girls were heartbroken when Hillary Clinton didn’t get to be president. So I think it’s what they see.
Never one to miss a chance at a little self-promotion, Streisand added;
Children will listen — I sang that in a song once — you know, and they will see and they will learn.
Possibly showing off her dramatic chops, Streisand effortlessly switched from her very concerned voice to her oh, my gawd voice;
“And — and — you know, I’m in the middle of having my teeth cleaned, Chris. You caught me at an disadvantage!”
“Well, I’m glad you’re on the phone with us,” Matthews responded.
All things considered, it’s a good thing that she was parked in the dentist’s chair. After all, she could been planted on a baño struggling out the angry remnants of a Tijuana burrito, à la Cheech Marin.