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Author Bret Easton Ellis: Streisand, Dunham Shouldn’t Blame Trump for Their Own ‘Neuroses’

That bit about the mental-breakdown applies to the resident trolls, too!

Bret Easton Ellis: Barbra Streisand, Lena Dunham Shouldn’t Blame Trump for Their Own ‘Neuroses’

Bret Easton Ellis says “childish meltdowns” by Hollywood liberals who still can’t accept Donald Trump’s win are ruining his dinners out with friends — and even hurting his relationship with his boyfriend.

In a 35-minute monologue on his latest podcast, the “American Psycho” author says coastal elites who embrace the anti-Trump “resistance” are testing his patience. He talked about a ruined night out at Spago’s, and another dinner spoiled by a millionaire who was furious about “patriarchy.” He also called out Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand and Meryl Streep.

“You can dislike the fact that Trump was elected, yes, definitely, and yet still understand and accept ultimately that he was elected this time around. Or you can have a complete mental and emotional collapse and let the Trump presidency define you, which I think is absurd. … If you are still losing your s— about Trump, I think you should probably go to a shrink and not let the bad man that was elected define your self-victimization and your life. You are letting him win.”

“Barbra Streisand says she’s gaining weight because of Trump. Lena Dunham says she’s losing weight because of Trump. Really? You’re blaming the president for your own problems and neuroses?” Ellis said.

He also wondered why Meryl Streep used her Golden Globe speech in January to talk about Trump.


“You can dislike the fact that Trump was elected, yes, definitely, and yet still understand and accept ultimately that he was elected this time around. Or you can have a complete mental and emotional collapse and let the Trump presidency define you, which I think is absurd. … If you are still losing your s— about Trump, I think you should probably go to a shrink and not let the bad man that was elected define your self-victimization and your life. You are letting him win.”

Couldn't agree more. I'm hardly happy about Trump being president, but the election's over, and he was elected.


Oh,please. When's the last time anybody even gave a damn what this Ellis dude thinks? When's the last time he even had a bestselling novel,anyway? Please. And it's trumpf lovers who spend more damn time whining about Clinton and the election anyway, not us lefties.


Did you mean to reply to me? I said nothing about Ellis, or any of the others.

And, BTW, I *am* one of "you" lefties ;)


sleepingtiger----Gee, golly, I hope I live long enough to see just ONE lefty whiner refer to him as President Trump. Ya know, PRESIDENT? The title that if you didn't put before Obama's name, left wingers like George Loony, er Clooney,would p#ss their pants.

You seriously live in a delusional little Clinton world. SHE"S the one who can't stop whining, re: her latest "poor me" book, book tour, non-stop self pitying, finger pointing blather. Everyone is to blame but her.

For the record, I don't whine about the Hildabeast. I just pray every day for her to just shut up and GO AWAY. Even her own party is done and finished with her. But she is hanging on like a barnacle stuck to the bottom of a ship. Even her good pal Donna Brazile threw her over in her new book. I'd be happy to never again see Mrs. Clinton's evil mug or listen to her lies.


Don't hold your breath on that one, PJ. Ain't gonna happen. Of if it does, it's a sign of the Apocalypse.



Bret Easton Ellis loves tarantino who **** on the cops

Lena Dunham is a pedo

Barbra Streisand is so far up her own ass it is un****ingbelievable

Meryl Streep is a pedo supporter



Blaming her weight gain on Trump? Yeah I heard about that. Gee, most people who are depressed about something go on a hunger strike.

Babs needs to move to some third world country where food is scarce. Then she could find that going without food is a simple thing. There isn't any!


I wonder if she blames Trump for her awful plastic surgery. Not that she had much to work with in the first place...

Honestly she should shut up about politics and do what she does best: putting folks to sleep with that dull as dishwater Muzak of hers...


At least she's among the top 1% and will benefit under the Republican tax plan unlike us peasants.


I love Barbra Streisand as a singer and performer. She is without peer.

But as someone who "thinks" she understands economics, she is the classic dunderhead and hypocrite. She suffers fro the delusion that because people applaud her work, they are actually applauding her "mental acuity". Yes, she WILL benefit by being in the "top 1%", that group of earners who pay the BULK of our income tax.

So if she truly was sincere, she should put her money and her wallet where her big fat mouth is and give back the bulk of her money to the poor. She could live on 50,000 a year and give her millions to the poor. Why does she need mansions, beachfront property AND a fancy apartment in New York City? Isn't one residence enough? It's enough for the great unwashed, the peons she talks down to.

Let's all be "equal" according to the phony left. But I'll keep MINE and just lecture everybody else.


I have a serious case of Schadenfreude today because the idiots who supported Trump and the Republican Party in my state will see their taxes skyrocket and property values crumble and they are fuming. There's nothing like a middle-class tax increase to create a newly minted Democrat. Watch for a major political revolt in 2018 nationwide.

Barbara Streisand is famous for giving millions of dollars to charities as well as raising millions. In one year, she raised $22 million for research to help women fight heart disease and added another $10 million of her own money. She had donated $16 million from one of her concerts. She supports over a dozen charities. You owe her an apology for disparaging her.

Meanwhile your conservative friends in government are happy because they're stealing money from the 99% to give to the 1% who already control 38.6% of country's wealth. In your wacky mind, they're struggling because they don't have enough money. Of course, their control of wealth will go up drastically like it did when Reagan and Bush gave large tax deductions to the rich which caused the middle-class to lose ground.

How do the people in your community who you said were struggling with drug addiction feel about the assault on ACA, insurance rates going up with this tax bill, and upcoming social security and medicare deductions? It sounds like they're going to be screwed.


Again you display your ignorance! MY conservative friends in government? Wish I had a few! LOL

I will agree that the federal government steals a lot with its confiscatory tax rates. But I pose the same question I had before. Why would millionaires and billionaires "steal" from the poor? What the freak do we have to steal?

No I don't have a "wacky mind", but in your writings you come across as wacky and brainwashed by the left. I NEVER said that the rich are "struggling" But that is not the effing point, you foolish person! The government has NO right to take more from people because they make more! Duh, will you ever get that?

The money earned by the rich does NOT belong to Washington!

As for big nose Babs. I owe her nothing. I paid to see some of her movies and I never got a thank you card. I am sure she has used her name and reputation to raise money for good causes. Good for her. She "added $10 million" of her own money? Well if you say so! But I'd like to see proof of that figure. However considering that she has earned zillions in her career and all her many "final, farewell" tours, I'm guessing she could afford it and she didn't exactly have to tighten her belt.

I loather her politics and I have been on her website, what a moron. But I can respect the fact that she has raised money for causes. But what I owe her? Nothing, zip, zilch!

But still, you call her part of the 1% who gets to "keep her own money", sheesh what a "crime". She has the right to keep her money.

What drug addicts did I talk about? But now that you mention it, we have a lot of them here due to a major influx from the cities. The slumlords who have HUD, another lovely government program, advertise in the cities. We used to have quiet, nice communities. But now, thanks to people following those freebies, we have drug dealers and addicts. Crime is up. We've had break-ins and shootings which never happened before.

The HUD landlords bring in the worst of the worst whose welfare checks go further in a small town. Thus they have more money for drugs. We've had a rash of overdoses and emergency services rush in to revive them with Narcan (paid for by tax money).
These losers are revived to do more drugs and commit more crimes.
But holy crap! Let us NOT expect people to be responsible for their OWN actions! Blame the eeevil and heartless conservatives who don't give them enough money.


The Federal government needs money from taxpayers each year in order to function; military, salaries, education, science, etc.

If they lower rich people's taxes, then whose taxes are raised in order to make up the shortfall?
Why don't you want to keep more of your money?

Don't change the subject. You said Mrs. Streisand didn't contribute to charities. You're very wrong. You owe her an apology for maligning her.

You mentioned a few posts ago that your area had plenty of drug addicts and no businesses, poverty and you donate food.

You operate in the world of "shoulds". Yes, people "should" be responsible but that's not reality. Some people are broken and escape into drugs, mental illness, alcohol, despair. That's reality. Remove HUD and you just have homeless living on the sidewalk so that's no option.

The drug addiction, poverty, crime are symptoms of what's going on in your area. What's the cause? It sounds like high unemployment and poverty. What is Trump doing to address these issues in your community since he said he would bring back high-paying manufacturing jobs, etc? What have your local elected officials done to attract businesses or other investments? Are there enough treatment facilities and supportive services? More police to manage crime?

Trump's idea is to take more money out of your community and give it to the rich. I don't know why you keep defending the rich at your own detriment? But, at least Charles Barkley can now buy a Rolex.


Who gives a F**k what Hollyweird wackos think about anything?