Donald Trump responds to Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, calls her 'overrated'
UPI News Service, 01/09/2017
Donald Trump responded to Meryl Streep's Golden Globe's speech Monday on Twitter, leveling insults at the actress and denying that he mocked a disabled reporter on the campaign trail.
"Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big," the president-elect wrote in reference to Streep's support of Hillary Clinton.
"For the 100th time, I never 'mocked' a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him 'groveling' when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad," he continued.
"Just more very dishonest media!"
Streep slammed Trump onstage Sunday at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards while accepting the Cecile B. Demille Award.
The 67-year-old lamented how the most powerful performance she saw came from Trump during a 2015 campaign rally where he appeared to mock a disabled New York Times reporter.
"It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was in real life," Streep said. "That instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same."
"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose," she added.
Streep is the second celebrity Trump has attacked since the start of the new year after he called out Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter over his ratings as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice."
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