The political climate in America has been fraught since Trump's 2016 election, and the president has angrily slammed several of his celebrity critics on Twitter. Earlier this week, end October 28, Robert De Niro, who hurled a string of profanities at the businessman turned politician at this year's Tony Awards, was among a number of prominent Trump critics, including Hillary Clinton and former U.S. President Barack Obama, who were sent pipe bombs in the post that were intercepted by U.S. authorities.
Streisand, 76, whose new single "Don't Lie to Me" was written as a denunciation of Trump - is defiant, however, and she says she doesn't care if the president turns his ire on her.
"I know that's a possibility," she explains. "Maybe he doesn't think I'm powerful enough. I've seen him in the film of people in my audience...maybe he's a big fan! I don't know. That's the chance you take. Whatever. The country is more important to me at this point than whether my album sells."
"Don't Lie to Me", the lead single from her forthcoming album "Walls", features lyrics accusing Trump of lying repeatedly and includes the line "How do you sleep when the world is burning?" in its chorus.
Streisand says if she could think of a stronger word than lies to describe the president's inaccurate statements, she'd have used it.
"Facts matter," she explains. "Words have meaning. This man defies that. He says climate change is a hoax. Let's release more coal and carbon into the air and have more megafires and hurricanes. I mean he's so stupid! He's so ill-informed. Liar is not enough of a word. There must be a bigger word for someone who lies about everything."
She also called him a "fat egg" and compared him to the nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty due to his obsession with building a wall - joking that like Humpty, he would fall off his wall and crack.