Kellyanne Conway responds to Meryl Streep's anti-Trump speech
Not everyone was thrilled with Meryl Streep's Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globes.
As Nicki Swift previously reported, Streep, 67, took shots at President-Elect Donald Trump during the ceremony on Jan. 8, 2017. She referenced Trump's alleged mocking of a disabled reporter and said, "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out of my head, because it wasn't in a movie. 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. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."
Trump responded to Streep on Twitter, writing, "Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. 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!"
Trump's White House counselor and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, went in on Streep on Fox & Friends on Jan. 9, 2017.
"My initial reaction is I'm glad that Meryl Streep has a such a passion for the disabled, because I didn't hear her weigh in and I didn't hear her even use her platform last night to give a shoutout to the mentally challenged young boy who last week was tortured live on Facebook for half an hour by four young African American adults who were screaming racial and anti-Trump expletives and forcing him to put his head in toilet water. I'd like to hear from her today and come and continue her platform on behalf of the disabled."
She continued, "And Donald Trump is absolutely right, he has debunked this so many times…And he is absolutely right about something else too: Everybody in that audience, with very few exceptions, was of a single myopic mind as to how they wanted the election to go, and how they expected the election to go. They lost. And I really wish she would have stood up last night and said, 'Look, I didn't like the election results, but he's our president, and we're going to support him.'"
She later added, "We have to now form a government. I'm concerned that somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep is also, I think, inciting people's worst instincts. When she won't get up there and say, 'I didn't like it, but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him.' Which he has actually done from moment one. The moment he won, he said, 'I'm going to be president for [all people].'"