US Prez-elect Donald Trump slams Meryl Streep for Golden Globes speech, calls her 'over-rated' actress in Hollywood

09 January 2017, 06:20 PM
Donald Trump (Image: Getty)
Donald Trump (Image: Getty)

After veteran actress Meryl Streep’s criticism at Golden Globes, US President-elect Donald Trump took to twitter to express his anger. Trump said that Meryl Streep is one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood. Trump defended the attack by saying that he never mocked a disabled reporter.

"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 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," wrote Donald Trump on Twitter.

Earlier, Meryl Streep, this year's Cecil B DeMille Award winner at Golden Globes, slammed US President-elect Donald Trump in a politically-charged speech, as she cited actors like Indian-origin Dev Patel to highlight Hollywood's rich diversity.

Streep, an ardent supporter of Trump's rival Hillary Clinton, took the next President down in her scathing acceptance speech, without naming him and cautioned against powerful people using their position to "bully others".

The 67-year-old actress echoed British actor Hugh Laurie's earlier comment about how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is part of "the most vilified segments in American society right now", Streep said the association was made of -- Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, January 09, 2017 06:13 PM
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