Madonna Talks to 'Harper's Bazaar' About the 'Nightmare' of a Trump Presidency

publish date: 2017-01-10
source: billboard


If Donald Trump got his Twitter finger in a twist over the comments made by "over-rated" screen legend Meryl Streep at Sunday night's Golden Globes, someone better keep the president-elect away from newsstands. If not, he's liable to stumble on the Madonna cover story in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar, where the pop icon has plenty of thoughts on the sexism she's faced over the course of her four-decade career, as well as the "nightmare" of waking up every day to the reality that the former Celebrity Apprentice host is just weeks away from becoming our next president.
"It was just like watching a horror show," the singer said of watching the election results in November. "I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it's like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart. You wake up and for a second you're just you, and then you go, 'Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I'm devastated and I'm broken and I have nothing. I'm lost.' That's how I feel every morning. I wake up and I go, 'Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It's not a bad dream. It really happened.' It's like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare."