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Barbra Streisand: 'Don't fall prey to Donald Trump's lies'

The singer and actress is concerned about the future of the United States.

Barbra Streisand has warned American voters to fact check before heading to the polls in November (16) to elect a new U.S. president.

Republican candidate Donald Trump has caused a stir since the very start of this election cycle by making statements that have offended immigrants, veterans, women, and other minorities, in addition to promising grandiose changes if he's elected.

But Streisand, who has been a vocal supporter of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton throughout the race for the White House, is imploring fans to think for themselves and consider real hard facts before casting their vote.

"When a politician ends almost every sentence with 'believe me'... don’t!" she wrote in an essay for the Huffington Post, published on Thursday (22Sep16). "He’s probably lying."

The Evergreen hitmaker went on to cite statistics from Pulitzer Prize-winning organisation PolitiFact, which reviews statements, promises and platforms made by U.S. politicians to verify the veracity of the claims.

"According to PolitiFact, Donald Trump’s statements are rated 'false,' 'mostly false,' and 'pants on fire' 71 percent of the time," she added. "In other words, the majority of the time that Trump speaks, he is not telling the truth."

Ultimately Streisand is concerned some voters are too entertained by the property tycoon-turned-reality TV star, to realise the real-life impact that could take place if he were to become the next U.S. leader.

"Republicans play dirty and their smear tactics unfortunately work," she asserts. "As they say, 'If you repeat a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.' And that’s what’s happening and it’s terrifying."

Barbra concludes: "We cannot allow America to fall into the hands of a narcissist who has shown no regard for anyone but himself... a bigoted and misogynist reality-TV character with no political experience and no qualms about lying loudly and often."

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