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New Barbra Streisand single aimed squarely at Trump

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Not since Pink's Dear Mr. President has a pop song been deliberately aimed at our Commander in Chief. Now comes Barbra Streisand's latest single Don't Lie to Me, a song that even borrows a line in part from Pink's hit, asking "How do you sleep?" 

Streisand is releasing her new LP Walls on November 2. And for those who have any question about who the lead single is aimed at, the iconic singer makes no bones about her muse. 

"The Liar in Chief, the Groper in Chief. Yeah, I've written many articles about this… this person… who has no manners, insults everybody, makes fun of disabled people," she said in a recent interview with Billboard. "I don't know what to say, I've written like 15 Huffington Post pieces. This way my way to do my record, because what else could I think about? It's my protest, in a sense, about this unprecedented time in our history. What it says about America. We have to give up the electoral college system, that's what I know. I think people should vote for the president of the United Status – the popular vote should count. Give people a voice; one vote, one voice."

This latest album will have more songs penned by Streisand herself than any others in over a decade. She says it's the times that light that fire beneath her creatively. 

"Yeah, these times gave me energy," she said. "I felt so passionate about it. And music gave me that creative way to express my feelings. I'm very grateful to have music in my life, to be able to do that. It started with me thinking the album was going to be called What's On My Mind."

Don't Lie To Me is definitely something that appears to be on her mind: "You can build towers of bronze and gold, you can build castles in the sky, you can use smoke and mirrors -- old cliches, not today, not today..." she sings.

In a similar vein, Pink addressed her concerns in 2008 about then-President Geroge W. Bush. Her song, Dear Mr. President criticized Bush's administration and its stance on poverty, gay rights and the War in Iraq. 

Like Pink, Streisand also used the mic as her weapon of protest on this latest album.

"I just can’t stand what’s going on,” Streisand told The Associated Press. “His [Trump] assault on our democracy, our institutions, our founders — I think we’re in a fight. … We’re in a war for the soul of America.”