Meryl Streep Takes Aim At Donald Trump In Awards Speech

9 January 2017, 15:13 | Updated: 28 October 2019, 15:26

Meryl Streep

This is what happened when Meryl Streep spoke out against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes.

Speaking to the star-studded audience, she said: "There was one performance...that stunned me. It sank its hook in my heart not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective, and it did its job,'' she said.

"It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. 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. It was real life.

"Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use definition to bully others, we all lose."

Donald Trump hit back, tweeting: "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 'grovelling' 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!"

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