Meryl Streep takes on Donald Trump at Golden Globes

 

Donald Trump is fighting back after nine-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep took her moment on stage to call out the president-elect.

While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, Streep delivered a six-minute long speech taking aim at Trump without even saying his name.

Streep said she was particularly ‘stunned’ by one performance in 2015 where the president-elect appeared to mock a disabled reporter.

“It sank its hook in my heart not because it was good. It was ‑‑ there was nothing good about it, but it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart, and I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” Streep said.

Trump sent out a series of tweets Monday morning snapping back and calling the famed actress ‘overrated’.


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OakieRF says:

Trump can’t let a single comment about him go, he’s such a child

Pat Edwards says:

I am certainly not a fan of Donald Trump or Meryl Streep. I guess that celebrities feel it is their duty to speak out on politics. What disturbs me about Trump is that every time he is criticized he feels that it is necessary to insult or make fun of the criticizer. What is going to happen when he is criticized by world leaders? His reactions will cause big problems.

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