Donald Trump Calls Meryl Streep Overrated After Her Stirring Golden Globes Speech

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes were chock full of great moments, but it was Meryl Streep’s stirring speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award that echoed the loudest among attendees and viewers. The beloved actress spoke about the importance of diversity by honoring all the national and international places her fellow actresses were born.

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Her speech then took a somber turn when Streep spoke of when president-elect Donald Trump mocked a handicapped journalist, calling the act deplorable which simultaneously allowed others to do the same.

“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,” Streep said Sunday. (January 8) “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 kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.”

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Yet with 11 days before he’s officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump took to Twitter to call the 18 time Academy-Award nominated actress “overrated.”

While Trump denies he ever made fun of New York Times journalist Serge Kovaleski or was even aware of his disability, Kovaleski spoke with the Washington Post and says the president-elect’s claims are false. Kovaleski alleges to have known Trump prior to his foray into politics. “Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years.”

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Here’s footage of the infamous moment. Judge for yourselves.