Trump Goes On Unhinged Attack Against Meryl Streep, Internet Responds IN FORCE (TWEETS)


The president-elect ultimately responded to actress Meryl Streep’s criticism of him at the Golden Globes the way he always responds to everything — on Twitter.

Writing early Monday morning on Twitter in a ridiculously lengthy rant, Trump said:

‘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 Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him “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!’

Streep’s comments that so irked Trump were directed at the president-elect’s widely denounced campaign season ridicule of a reporter who suffers from a disorder that restricts his joint movements. While referencing this reporter’s unsavory coverage of his presidential campaign, Trump pulled his arms in close to his side and shook them back and forth.

Although Trump has maintained that he wasn’t mocking the report’s disability, such a claim of no responsibility is on par with Trump’s dismissal of his comments as somehow non-sexist that Megyn Kelly “looked like she had blood coming out of her wherever.”

And on that note, while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award late Sunday evening, Streep commented:

‘There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone that he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.’

It is definitely bizarre, although not surprising, for Trump to respond to Streep’s remarks by calling her one of the “most overrated actresses in Hollywood.” Her IMDb profile begins, in stark contrast to Trump’s dismissal of her as a “nobody,” by noting that she is “considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress.”

She is in the same class as Denzel Washington and George Clooney, who were the recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille honor for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” for 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Another bizarre and yet not surprising part of Trump’s Monday morning Twitter remarks are that he called Streep a “Hillary flunky.” Oxford Dictionaries, after noting that the term is “derogatory,” defines flunky as “a person who performs relatively menial tasks for someone else.”

As for any “menial tasks” that Streep performed for Clinton, she did speak at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Trump, however, may or may not have thought that long about using the term. If the past is any indication, he didn’t.

The New York Times reports that Trump’s Monday morning tweetstorm wasn’t even the first time since the conclusion of the Golden Globes that the president-elect voiced his displeasure at Streep.

‘President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning… Mr. Trump, in a brief telephone interview, said he had not seen Ms. Streep’s remarks or other parts of the Globes ceremony… but he added that he was “not surprised” that he had come under attack from “liberal movie people.”’

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