“Meryl Streep [is] one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollwood,” tweeted President-elect Donald Trump just hours after Streep’s message of empathy at the 2017 Golden Globes went viral. “[She] doesn’t know me but attacked [me] last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.” Do you agree with Trump that Streep is simply an “over-rated actress”? Vote in our poll below.
It all started when Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night’s Golden Globes and called Trump’s mocking of Serge Kovaleski (New York Times) a moment that “broke my heart.” Streep continued, “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 and power and the capacity to fight back. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life.”
Trump fired back on Twitter, “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.” He concluded, “Just more very dishonest media!”
If Trump is correct that Streep is over-rated, that means the fix is in at the Oscars (where she’s a record-holding 19-time nominee) as well as at the Golden Globes (where she’s a nine-time winner including last night’s Lifetime Achievement Award). So, is Trump right? Be sure to have your say in the comments section below our cheeky poll and then join the discussion in our world-famous forums. Follow more of Gold Derby’s Golden Globes coverage right here.
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