Meryl Streep delivered a truly inspiring acceptance speech last night at the Golden Globes, where she used her platform to speak out about the current American political climate and how those in the audience should use their influence to protect the press.
Meryl stated in her speech that "When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose" and almost like clockwork Trump has responded by attempting to belittle her credibility.
Trump tweeted "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....Hilary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him...."grovelling" 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".
Yes, this is real life. Yes the President-elect of the USA really did just take to twitter to bad mouth a renowned actress who used her position and freedom of speech to voice concern. Calling her a "flunky" and "overrated", note that in Meryl's speech she never once named Trump nor used derogatory language of a similar ilk.
Not that we should be surprised right? His constant misogyny has been well documented from "You know, it doesn't matter what the media write as long as you've got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass" to "If Hilary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America", and the infamous "grab her by the p***y, you can do anything".
Now, let's look at the facts. In what way is Meryl Streep overrated, does he know what that word means? She holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations, has won multiple oscars, received an honorary degree from Harvard and many more accolades. By no stretch of the imagination is she overrated. She's a talented, qualified and competent woman- which from experience we know doesn't bode well with Trump.
Trump seems convinced that he didn't mock a disabled reporter, but if you watch the video in the gallery above it's pretty black and white. Let us know what you think, were Trump's tweets valid or out of order?
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