Barbara Streisand, legendary singer, actress, long-time Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, performed a parody of “Send in the Clowns” at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
The Washington Post reported on the event, saying:
‘Yes, that Broadway classic from 1973 that you now cannot get out of your head (you’re welcome) was repurposed as a gag at a Clinton fundraiser targeting gay donors and featuring Streisand. Clinton spoke and Streisand sang seven songs at the New York eatery Cipriani, part of a blitz of fundraising events organized recently for Clinton as the presidential race tightened.’
The crowd cheered and roared with laughter at the lyrics, custom-made just for the Donald Trump campaign. Streisand poked fun at Trump’s many bankruptcies, his border wall plan, and his refusal to release his tax returns.
The lyrics, according to the Post, were as follows:
IS HE THAT RICH?
MAYBE HE’S POOR?
’TIL HE REVEALS HIS RETURNS
WHO CAN BE SURE?
WHO NEEDS THIS CLOWN?
I DON’T APPROVE
IF HE WERE RUNNING THE FREE WORLD,
WHERE WOULD WE MOVE?
NAME ME A TOWN?
JUST WHO IS THIS CLOWN?
AND WHEN WE THOUGHT WE’D HEARD IT ALL
HUFFING AND PUFFING ABOUT HIS BIG FANTASY WALL
MAKING HIS ENTRANCE ON STAGE…
HE JUST SHOOTS FROM THE HIP
HE’S FULL OF BULL
HE’S LOST HIS GRIP!
AND IF BY CHANCE
HE GETS TO HEAV’N
EVEN UP THERE HE’LL DECLARE…
WHO’D HIRE THIS CLOWN?
THIS SAD VULGAR CLOWN…
“YOU’RE FIRED” YOU CLOWN!
SMART THAT IS CLEAR
WHILE SHE IS GIVING US HOPE…TRUMP IS SELLING US FEAR
LOOK HOW HE CHANGES HIS VIEWS EVERY TIME THAT HE SPEAKS
IT’S LIE AFTER LIE
CAN’T TAKE EIGHT MORE WEEKS!
THIS IS NO FARCE
MAYBE HE’S BROKE?
IS THIS “THE ART OF HIS DEAL”
OR SOME AWFUL JOKE?
YOU’VE GOT TO ADMIT…
THIS SILLY HALF-WIT…
IS SO FULL OF …
As long as Trump continues with his divisive rhetoric and his absolute circus of a presidential campaign, he can expect nothing less than pure disgust and derision from those of us with functioning brains.
See video of the performance, posted to Twitter by Debra Messing, below:
BABS rewrites lyrics to “Send In The Clowns” for Trump harpoon. Your Welcome??? pic.twitter.com/qVRF5yF6Ur
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 10, 2016
Featured image via Getty/Theo Wargo