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Meryl Streep Finds Fashionable Means of Showing Obamas Love

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That's quite the purse.

There are plenty of ways to show your admiration for the Obamas — from social media shout outs to Chance the Rapper's #ThankUObama merch to more dramatic measures, like, say, getting a tattoo or naming your firstborn Barack. 

Meryl Streep, who has vocalized her support for the former president and first lady in the past, found something of an in-between. The 68-year-old was spotted leaving her trailer on the New York set of the Spielberg-directed flick, The Papers, carrying a purse with Barack and Michelle Obama's faces plastered on it.  

Streep has been a longtime fan of the Obamas ("I love [Barack]," she said in 2009, "I think he's fantastic,") and was deeply devoted to Michelle's Let Girls Learn initiative; the actress, alongside Freida Pinto and former first daughters Sasha and Malia, even traveled to Morocco to promote the cause. 

The feeling, in case you were wondering, is mutual. Back in 2014, when Obama was still in office and presented the prolific actress with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he said, "I love Meryl Streep. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing they can do about it."

He continued, "She's done it all for her craft. She's [even] sung ABBA ... That's something." Glad we're on the same page. 

Don't expect her to be carrying anything with President Donald Trump's face on it anytime soon. After Streep criticized his interaction with a disabled reporter on the campaign trail during her acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes, Trump tweeted that she was "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood." (He wasn't singing the same tune in 2015, but apparently things have changed.)

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