Monday, January 9, 2017

Donald Trump Slaps Back At Meryl "Over-Rated" Streep For Golden Globes Speech


Well, this didn't take long.

Via the New York Times:

President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others.

Mr. Trump, in a brief telephone interview, said he had not seen Ms. Streep’s remarks or other parts of the Globes ceremony, which were broadcast on NBC, but he added that he was “not surprised” that he had come under attack from “liberal movie people.”

While anti-Trump comments at the Globes were relatively restrained, Ms. Streep, one of the most outspoken progressives in the film world, mounted a powerful critique of Mr. Trump’s abilities as a performer, complimenting in a backhanded way a style of showmanship that she all but called insidious.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me — it sank its hooks in my heart,” Ms. Streep said. “Not because it was good; 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,” she said, referring to a speech by Mr. Trump in 2015 when he shuddered and flailed his arms, seeming to mock a disabled reporter for The New York Times. “It kind of broke my heart when 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.”

Of course, Trump still denies that he was mocking the reporter, when it's clear that's exactly what he was doing. Not only did he use physical movements to mimic the reporter, these were movements we had never seen Trump use before.

p.s. calling Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" is so off the mark it borders on parody. You'll note she was accepting  the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for her incredible body of work.







Here's the speech again, just in case you missed it:



Here's what Twitter had to say about Trump's tweets:









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