Trump Fires Back Again at Meryl Streep After Her Golden Globes Speech
The president-elect took to Twitter in the early hours of Monday morning to hit back at the actress — again — following her well-received Golden Globes speech.
Not content with describing Meryl Streep as a "Hillary lover" late Sunday after the actress blasted the president-elect in her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Donald Trump hit up Twitter in the early hours of Monday to lash out further.
Across three tweets, he described the multiple Oscar-winner as "one of most over-rated actresses in Hollywood," saying she was a "Hillary flunk who lost big" and that she had "attacked" him without merit over claims he had ridiculed a disabled reporter.
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.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart,” she said.
"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 and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life."
Streep also echoed Hugh Laurie's comments about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association being a part of "the most vilified segments in American society right now" — Hollywood, foreigners and the press.
"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts," Streep said. "But who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It's just a bunch of people from other places."
In a brief phone interview with The New York Times late Sunday night, Trump described Streep as a "Hillary lover" and said that he had not seen the speech and had not watched the awards show. He added that he was "not surprised" that the "liberal movie people" slammed him during the broadcast.
During his opening monologue, host Jimmy Fallon also took several shots at the president-elect, including comparing Trump to Game of Thrones' biggest villain King Joffrey.
On Monday morning, Trump's incoming White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she was "concerned that somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep is also inciting peoples' worst instincts when she won't get up there and say, 'I didn't like it but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him,' which he actually has done from the moment he won.
“She sounds like 2014. The election is over. She lost,” Conway said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. “Everybody in that audience, with very few exceptions, was of a single, myopic mind as to how they wanted the election to go and how they expected the election to go. They lost and I really wish she would have stood up last night and said ‘look, I didn't like the election results, but he’s our president and we’re going to support him.’”
She then blasted the "self-pity" shown by Hollywood — “Talking about how vilified poor Hollywood is, in their gazillion dollar gowns. Can I borrow a couple of those for the inaugural, please?” — and invited her to "continue" her platform on behalf of those who are disabled.
MMA boss Scott Coker also replied to Streep's MMA mention during her speech. In a Sunday night tweet, the president of Bellator invited the actress to an upcoming event to show her that "Mixed Martial Arts is truly artistic."