Meryl Streep attacks Trump in Golden Globes acceptance speech

(CNN)Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on US President-elect Donald Trump.

In a nearly 6-minute address while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress denounced Trump’s campaign rhetoric and criticized him for mocking a disabled reporter.


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As the audience of Hollywood stars and executives sat in silence, Streep said: “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 he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.”


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Streep’s comments were a reference to a rally by Trump in November 2015 when he imitated New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a condition that affects his joint movements. Trump has always denied he was mocking the reporter.
In an interview with the The New York Times Monday morning, Trump said he was “not surprised” by the criticism from “liberal movie people,” pointing out that Streep was a supporter of his defeated rival, Hillary Clinton.
The response to Streep’s speech wasn’t all positive.
Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted: “This is exactly why Hwood is DYING, what a bunch of hypocrites. Sex, violence, and drivel rule hwood. Turning the channel.”
Radio host Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican Senator John McCain, added: “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.”
Streep also drew some criticism from the Mixed Martial Arts community.
In a letter posted to Twitter, Scott Coker, an MMA promoter and fighter, invited Streep to an upcoming event in Los Angeles so she can see “that Mixed Martial Arts is truly artistic.”
Streep closed her speech with a quote from her late friend Carrie Fisher: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

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