Barbra Streisand on Sexism Behind Hillary Clinton's Election Loss: 'Strong Women Have Always Been Suspect'

Barbra Streisand speaks at the women's march in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Barbra Streisand speaks at the women's march in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Barbra Streisand made a huge statement on Wednesday (April 26) when she proclaimed sexism to be an explanation for Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election.

The Funny Girl singer/actor recounted that Hillary’s loss was “heartbreaking,” and shared her belief that “power and woman has always been suspect. Strong women have always been suspect…in this country."

“Women are still so underestimated,"  she stated to WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. "It’s incredible to watch even this last election with Hillary, the kind of strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman, being thought of as the other, or too elite, or too educated.”

The icon, who supported Hillary throughout her candidacy run, also made an appearance in January’s Women’s March in L.A. -- where she gave a powerful speech about the importance of protecting women’s rights. Streisand had been outspoken throughout the campaign, using her voice and influence at fund-raising events and publicly showing her disdain for President Donald Trump. 

Outside of the political realm, the legendary entertainer -- who just celebrated her 75th birthday this week (April 24) -- will continue touring for her new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, with two concerts already lined up for May. 

(h/t Page Six)