Donald Trump called Meryl Streep “over-rated” in one of his most blatant lies ever
During her speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, Meryl Streep bashed Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter and perpetuating disrespect and violence. Naturally, the president-elect took to Twitter Monday morning to attack the acclaimed actress who dared speak out against him. In one of his most blatant lies yet, Trump called Meryl Streep “over-rated,” which had Twitter in an understandable outrage.
In her speech, Streep said of the reporter mocked by the then-presidential candidate, “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.” She continued, “This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public … by someone powerful, it filters down into everyone’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same.” She also asked everyone to support the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, saying, “We’re going to need them going forward and they’re going to need us to safeguard the truth.”
Of course, Trump was not happy with her speech and took to one of his infamous Twitter rants. “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes,” he said. First, I have to point out that it’s actually “overrated,” but that’s the least of our worries.
He continued to call Streep a “Hillary flunky,” trying to explain that he never “mocked” a disabled reporter (he would never do that, he claimed), but simply showed the reporter “groveling” because he allegedly changed his story. “Just more dishonest media!” Trump tweeted.
It’s clear at this point that Trump enjoys making up his own truth, but no one is going to stand by and let him call Meryl fucking Streep overrated. Literally any other actress/actor maybe, but not Meryl. Just look at how every person at the Golden Globes gazed at her beautiful soul while she spoke.
Meryl Streep is an incomparable actress and a living goddess. Bashing her is going to get Trump absolutely no where in terms of approval ratings (which are already really low) and getting the majority of America on his side. But then again, he doesn’t exactly think rationally, so lashing out at a beloved star probably seemed like a good idea to him.
Leave Meryl alone, forever and always.