When Madonna first met Donald Trump years ago, she didn't know that he would eventually become the president-elect.
In an interview with Billboard as the magazine's 2016 "Woman of the Year," Madonna noted that she met Trump when she did a photo shoot at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. "He's a very friendly guy, charismatic in that boastful, macho, alpha-male way," Madonna said. "I found his political incorrectness amusing."
"Of course, I didn't know he was going to be running for president 20 years later," she added. "People like that exist in the world, I'm OK with it. They just can't be heads of state. I just can't put him and Barack Obama in the same sentence, same room, same job description."
The venerable musician also told Billboard that when Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost, Madonna felt as though someone had died, and she contended that she has been unable to get a good night's sleep since.
"It felt like a combination of the heartbreak and betrayal you feel when someone you love more than anything leaves you," she said, "and also a death."
But the feminist icon does blame an usual group of people for Trump's win — women.
"It feels like women betrayed us. The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high," Madonna said.
When asked why she believes women voted for Trump in the first place, she simply explained, "Women hate women."
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.
An ardent Clinton supporter during the 2016 campaign, Madonna, at times, went to great lengths to ensure she got out the vote for the first major female presidential nominee.