Madonna On The 2016 Election Results: “It Felt Like Someone Died”

Rachel Sonis | December 5, 2016 4:54 pm

Madonna is Billboard‘s 2016 “Woman Of The Year,” and in her new cover story, the pop icon spoke with actress Elizabeth Banks about her Miami Art Basel show, ageism in music and (of course) the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. Madge proceeded to note that it “felt like someone died” when Donald Trump won the race.

“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,” she told Banks. “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.”

A fervent Hillary Clinton supporter, Madonna said that it also felt like “women betrayed us.” Exit polls show that a staggering 42 per cent of women voted for Trump on election night.

“Women hate women,” she said.  “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.”

The singer continued, “A lot of it has do with jealousy and some sort of tribal inability to accept that one of their kind could lead a nation. Other people just didn’t bother to vote because they didn’t like either candidate, or they didn’t think Trump had a chance in the world. They took their hands off the wheel and then the car crashed.”

Read the entire exchange here. 

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