Barbra Streisand obtained again to her New York roots whereas introducing Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a digital occasion for his new ebook, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” on Thursday evening.
The Hollywood icon appeared by way of video earlier than a Q&A between Cuomo and “Axios on HBO” director and producer Perri Peltz, hosted by New York’s Temple Emanu-El Streicker Middle.
“Though I’ve lived in California for a few years, I’ve at all times thought-about myself a New Yorker. Nobody can ever take all the Brooklyn out of me,” the “Humorous Woman” star and Democratic donor stated, earlier than praising Cuomo — and bashing President Trump whereas she was at it.
“I’ve by no means been prouder — and extra disenchanted — concerning the management proven by two totally different New Yorkers,” she stated.
She gave Cuomo props by saying he, “not solely introduced New York again from having essentially the most victims to being the most secure state… however he additionally grew to become the nation’s chief in speaking calm, reassuring, robust, truthful and galvanizing management, primarily based on science, logic and positivity.” However she stated, “That was in each day distinction to a different… effectively, a New Yorker who left the state… It’s fairly clear who took the fitting path.”
Streisand beforehand applauded Cuomo on Twitter in April.
Satirically she and Trump each reportedly donated to Cuomo’s gubernatorial marketing campaign again in 2010 — with Trump kicking $6,000 into Cuomo’s coffers, whereas Babs gave $1,000 again then.