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WATCH: Barbra Streisand Duets With Donald Trump, Er, Jimmy Fallon

In this election season of shame and scandal, no one provides levity quite like Barbra Streisand. The iconic songstress appeared on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a duet of the “Annie Get Your Gun” classic “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” with a special partner: Donald Trump.

Ok, it was actually Fallon in orange makeup and a wig. (At one point his hair blew over; Barbra reached to help him, but was stopped by some fearsome growls. “Be careful,” Fallon said, reaching for his toupee. “Be careful. He only listens to me.”)

A favorite moment came at the very start of the song. “Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you,” Streisand sang to Fallon.

“No you can’t,” he responded; “Yes I can,” she retorted. “No you can’t,” “Yes I can.” Fallon, frustrated, resorted to a classic Trump twitter-ism, “Nope. Sad!”

Another fave: Fallon asking Babs if she wants to be his new campaign manager, to the respondse “No way, Jose.” Fallon pivoted towards the audience, alarmed, and exclaimed “Jose? Where is he? Get him out of here!”

Watch for yourself below.

Talya Zax is the Forward’s summer culture fellow. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter, @TalyaZax


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