- Debra Messing Twitter
Barbra Streisand took down Donald Trump in the way she knows best: song.
The legend performed at a Hillary Clinton event on Friday and rewrote the lyrics to Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Send in the Clowns” to slam the Republican presidential nominee.
Fellow attendee and Clinton supporter Debra Messing tweeted video of the reinterpretation.
The song is from Sondheim’s musical “A Little Night Music,” when character Desirée reflects on the ironies and disappointments of her life.
Streisand changed each line of the song, making Trump the “clown” of the title.
See how cleverly she reworked the lyrics (the original is on the left and her Trump version on the right):
Isn’t it bliss? | Something’s amiss Don’t you approve? | I don’t approve One who keeps tearing around | If he were running the free world One who can’t move | Where would we move? Where are the clowns? | Name me a town Send in the clowns | Just who is this clown?
And another example:
There ought to be clowns | This sad, vulgar clown Quick, send in the clowns | You’re fired, you clown
Billboard once described Streisand as “one of the most famous and passionate Democrats in the entertainment realm,” and she has been an adamant Clinton supporter, even mentioning her endorsement during her concert in Brooklyn in August.
Watch the full rewritten performance here: