Barbra Streisand usually talks to her audience, but on Saturday night in the Brooklyn district of New York where she grew up the diva had a special message for two guests, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Streisand gave the former president and his failed Democratic presidential candidate spouse much more than a shout-out at her concert at the Barclays Center.
A smiling Clinton stood up and waved to acknowledge the crowd’s loud ovation.
The iconic singer noted that she performed at President Clinton’s inauguration and then went on to list his accomplishments, including lowering taxes for some and raising taxes on the rich.
“And speaking of taxes, he showed us his tax returns,” she said, a dig at Republican President Donald Trump, who has refused to release his.
She also introduced Hillary Clinton as “the winner of our country’s popular vote”.
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The songstress later referenced a recent interview in which Hillary Clinton attributed her defeat to “misogyny” and Russian hacking, saying it “makes us yearn for what could have been, what should have been.”
“I was thrilled to hear yourself describe yourself as an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” she added from the stage.
Taking another shot at Trump and his tweeting habits, she quipped: “Usually when a man that age is up at 4am, he forgot to take his Flomax,” referring to a medication to treat prostate conditions.
Despite the Trump barbs, she called for a bridging of the political divide before breaking into “Happy Days Are Here Again”.
Streisand, who recently turned 75, has been a longtime Democratic fundraiser and supporter, and friend of the Clintons.
Streisand, whose career has spanned six decades, recently turned 75, was doing two dates in the New York City area, calling it a mini-tour. She hinted it could be her last.
When the audience moaned, she shrugged her shoulders and said, “You know – other things to do.”