Barbra Streisand said Tuesday that she’d have a hard time imagining Donald Trump as President of the United States, but thinks a general election matchup between the real estate mogul and Hillary Clinton would be “one of the greatest moments in television history.”
The actress and singer, who received the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday evening, said the thought of receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor from Trump was “terrifyingly scary.”
“What if that was Donald Trump up there, I couldn’t help but think, ‘what would he say?’” she said. “The president [Obama] is so eloquent, so dignified.”
“I probably would’ve choked,” she added. “It’s terrifyingly scary, but it’s funny. But scary.”
Streisand, a vocal supporter of President Obama, is also one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest boosters in Hollywood.
“I want Hillary Clinton to be president,” she said. “We need a woman president, we need compassion, we need to have a person who comes from the heart.”
She said a Clinton/Trump general election matchup would be “one of the greatest moments in television history.”
“Everybody would watch,” she said. “I can’t even imagine. I mean, I’m not worried about her.”
Streisand was one of 17 people awarded the Medal of Freedom by the president, a group that also included director Steven Spielberg, Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays and musician James Taylor.
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