After accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award, Meryl Streep during her speech at the Golden Globes denounced the President-elect Donald Trump as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others.
In her speech, she said, “There was one performance this year that stunned me, It sank its hooks in my heart. 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.”
Referring to Trump, the actress added, “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 when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”
In response to her speech, the President-elect took to twitter, calling the legendary actress ‘over-rated’.
Trump, in a brief telephone interview, said he had not seen Streep’s remarks or other parts of the Globes ceremony, but added that he was ‘not surprised’ that he had come under attack from ‘liberal movie people’.
Many users were not at all pleased by Trump’s remarks towards the actress and were quick enough to defend Streep. In response, users took to Twitter to express what they feel the President-elect feels similarly about, whether the things were from his public statements to qualities they personally feel he lacks.
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