Saturday 21 April 2018

Donald Trump attacks 'over-rated Hillary flunky' Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech

Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Alice Vincent

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to comment on Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech, in which she didn't directly name the president-elect, after giving a quotation to The New York Times saying he had not seen the ceremony.

Hours after Streep's acceptance speech, Trump called the triple Oscar-winner, "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" and a "Hillary-flunky".

He then explained that he was not mocking a disabled reporter, and said he "would never do that".

Meryl Streep astonished Hollywood again on Sunday night with her acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille Award at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.

Without actually naming Donald Trump, the 19-time Oscar nominee centered her speech around the President-elect, celebrating the diversity of Hollywood's brightest stars while damning Trump's impression of a disabled journalist that shocked the world in November 2015.

Speaking to The New York Times, Trump, who had not watched the televised ceremony, said he was "not surprised" by her comments, nor that he was a subject of controversy for "liberal movie people."

Trump went on to cite Streep as "a Hillary lover", referring to his rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, and stressed that he had never intended to mock the journalist's disability, but show that the journalist was trying to change a story he had written 14 years earlier: "I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story," Trump said.

"People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing."

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