Are you surprised to hear that Donald Trump responds to Meryl Streep following an impassioned speech she made Sunday night at the Golden Globes against the president-elect, lambasting him for bullying, among several other things? We didn’t think so.
In a brief call with the New York Times, Trump labeled Streep as “a Hillary lover”—the actress was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton’s, speaking at the Democratic National Convention on behalf of the former presidential candidate. Trump continued on, admitting that he had not watched Streep’s speech but was “not surprised” that he was attacked by “liberal movie people.”
Streep’s criticisms of the politician came during her acceptance speech for the lifetime achievement Cecil B. Demille Award. In the no-holds-barred moments, the actress highlighted the diverse background of Hollywood’s A-listers, defended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and condemned Trump for a 2015 speech in which he seemingly mocked a disabled reporter.
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“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter,” Streep said. “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.”
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose,” she continued.
But when Donald Trump responds to Meryl Streep, he doesn’t do it just one way. The president-elect’s ire with Streep did not stop with his NYTimes interview. Trump also fired back at the actress over Twitter, calling her a “Hillary flunky” and “over-rated.” (It should be noted that Streep has the most Oscar nominations of any actor at 19 nods.) The president-elect also flatly denied mocking the reporter, Serge Kovaleski, who has a joint disorder, arthrogryposis.
Here’s a video we shot before Donald J. Trump was elected president, but still decided to air: