Donald Trump is firing back at Meryl Streep after she very publicly criticized him in front of millions of people around the world at the Golden Globe Awards.
In an explosive six-minute speech on Sunday night, Streep did not hold back as she went after Trump for mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski in November of 2015 during a campaign rally.
‘That instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same,’ said Streep in front of a audience packed full of Hollywood A-listers.
‘Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.’
Trump responded to Streep’s comments on Monday by taking aim at the actress on Twitter, writing: ‘Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.’
Streep, 67, is a three-time Academy Award winner who has been nominated for a record 19 Oscars and a record 30 Golden Globes during a career that has spanned five decades. The actress is also widely considered to be the greatest-living actor by both members of the public and those in the industry.
That talent is why Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Sunday night for her ‘outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.’
Trump also called Streep a ‘Hillary flunky who lost big.’
The actress was a vocal Hillary supporter throughout the campaign and even introduced the presidential nominee when she appeared via video feed from her home in New York on the second night of the Democratic National Convention over the summer.
Streep is also fond of the Obamas as well, and was one of the few guests who made the cut for the couple’s final White House party on Friday night, flying to Washington DC from Los Angeles just after Carrie Fisher’s memorial to attend the event and then heading right back to Los Angeles for the Globes on Sunday.