Madonna says US election result felt like 'heartbreak and betrayal'
Madonna says hearing the outcome of the US presidential election was like finding out that someone had "died'.
The singer told Billboard that she was left devastated when Republican Donald Trump won the vote in November over Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton, who was expected to win.
She said: "It felt like someone died. 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. 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. Women turn inward and men are more external. 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."
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