Madonna said in a new interview that she turned to a higher power the night of the election hoping that it would help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump.
‘On election night I was sitting at a table with my agent, who is also one of my very best friends, and we were truly praying. We were praying,’ revealed the singer in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
She goes on to say that her agent knew someone who worked on the Clinton campaign, and that early in the night they heard that things were not going well for the Democratic nominee.
‘It was just like watching a horror show. And then she was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar,’ said Madonna, referring to the collection of stories about Jewish mysticism that is central to the Kabbalah.
‘We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only.’
In the end, Clinton did not defeat Trump, and months later Madonna is still struggling to accept that reality.
‘It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare,’ said Madonna.
Madonna said that her difficulty accepting Trump’s win began the night of the election, and that she finds it more difficult to deal with her new reality in the morning.
‘I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it’s like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart,’ explained Madonna.
‘You wake up and for a second you’re just you, and then you go, “Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I’m devastated and I’m broken and I have nothing. I’m lost.”‘
Madonna said that this is how she feels every morning now, waking up sad and heartbroken and devastated.
The singer also said she finds herself saying each day: ‘Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.’
Making the past two months more difficult no doubt is the fact that Madonna was also a big supporter and fan of President Barack Obama.
On Tuesday night, she posted a photo of herself greeting the President after the two met during his time in office ahead of his farewell speech, which he delivered in Chicago.
‘Good-bye Mr. President!There will never be another one like you! Barack Obama you are a King amongst Men,’ she wrote in the caption.
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