Meghan McCain just lost it on Twitter over Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech that so brutally called out Donald Trump for his incendiary, virulent rhetoric against the vulnerable.
McCain commented late Sunday evening on the social media platform:
‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected.’
This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
Streep’s Sunday evening speech on the occasion of her receiving the Cecil B. DeMille honor for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” slammed Trump specifically over his campaign season disgrace of mocking a reporter who suffers from a disorder that restricts his joint movements.
And… how exactly does that speech represent why Trump won, again?
As the people in McCain’s comments point out, echoing every reasonable person who reads her tweet, her statement has pretty much no substance to it.
What McCain was likely thinking with her statement was articulated by a commenter. She, after all, didn’t do a very good job explaining it herself.
As Jim Thomas claimed, “[P]eople are tired of being lectured by out-of-touch Hollywood elites.”
people are tired of being lectured by out of touch Hollywood elites
— Jim Thomas (@Jt856) January 9, 2017
Interestingly, the Trump camp has long ridden on the claim that celebrities’ political remarks are basically irrelevant. They first started parading that idea around when the celebrities piled on to the Hillary Clinton bandwagon during the campaign season, leaving Trump stuck with big name backers including little more than Ted Nugent.
The Trump camp has continued on with this talking point of celebrities’ irrelevance because there’s basically no famous face willing to appear at his Inauguration Day weekend festivities. The only three confirmed big name acts that will appear at Trump’s inaugural festivities include child star Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Radio City Rockettes.
And yet, now, McCain says that celebrities are all of a sudden so relevant that their behavior represents “why Trump won”?
Her argument’s logic can be torn apart even further.
All Streep did with her speech was call out Trump’s bullying and hate. And that’s somehow a bad thing? That’s what people were revolting against by voting Trump?
If so, then McCain just accidentally admitted that she and her political colleagues are hateful bullies. All Streep did was call out Trump’s hatred and bullying, and McCain just claimed that such is what Trump voters were rebelling against with their presidential choice.
One more thing.
Nick Bolton offered a poignant reminder in McCain’s comments.
He wrote, “Trump won because of the electoral college. The people of this country did not put him in office, the system did.”
@billyeichner Trump won because of the electoral college. The people of this country did not put him in office the system did.
— Nick Bolton (@NickBolton13) January 9, 2017
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