It was only a matter of time. Just hours after Meryl Streep attacked incoming president Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes, the controversial politician responded on Twitter.
The Oscar-winning actress did not hold back as she took the stage to accept the Cecile B. DeMille Award, calling out the former reality star for mocking a disabled reporter in her inspirational speech.
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"It kind of broke my heart, and I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie,” Meryl said. “It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing.”
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The 67-year-old actress continued, "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
As expected, the Donald responded on his favorite social media platform by attacking the Hollywood icon, who has won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe awards, just to name a few.
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"Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes," he wrote. "She is a Hillary flunky who lost big."
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.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
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.....
He then denied making fun of reporter Serge Kovaleski and blamed the liberal media — again.
"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!"
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Meryl was not the only celeb to insult the President Elect at the award show, with host Jimmy Fallon comparing him to Game of Thrones villain Joffrey Baratheon.
"Game of Thrones," he said, had "so many plot twists and shocking twists, a lot of people have wondered what it would've been like if King Joffrey had lived."
He continued: "Well, in 12 days we're going to find out."
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