Madonna has been named Billboard‘s 2016 Woman of the Year. Because this is 2016, however, in her interview she talked a lot about the recent election, and she got candid about her feelings on it.
“It felt like someone died,” she told the magazine about the outcome. “It felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you, and also a death. I feel that way every morning; I wake up and say, ‘Oh, wait, Donald Trump is still the president,’ and it wasn’t a bad dream that I had. It feels like women betrayed us. The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high.”
When pressed on why she thinks so many women voted for Trump, she said, “Women hate women. That’s what I think it is. Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad. Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children.”
She put her feelings on the whole thing pretty simply: “I was devastated, surprised, in shock. I haven’t really had a good night’s sleep since he has been elected. We’re f—ed.”
All this coming from the same woman that says “people don’t have faith in government as we know it. We live in a country that’s run by bankers. In a way, it makes sense that Donald Trump is the president. Because money rules. Not intelligence, not experience, not a moral compass, not the ability to make wise decisions, not the ability to think of the future of the human race.” and then supports HILLARY.
She then can’t manage to use Trump and Obama in the same sentence but can manage, “We’re the laughing stock of the universe right now. We can no longer criticize other governments, other leaders. I’m hanging my head in shame.”