Meryl Streep Knocks Out President-Elect Trump In One Big Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Many have called this one, the hottest moment of the night, and it all belongs to the grande dame of acting, Meryl Streep. Let’s paint the vivid scene; it’s Sunday evening in Hollywood, and acting’s elite have gathered. The 2017 Golden Globes awards show is being hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The popular late night TV host got in a couple of swift jabs to President-elect Donald Trump but didn’t spend too much time trying to harpoon one of Hollywood’s least favorite people on the planet these days.

 

When actress Viola Davis introduced the winner of this Golden Globe’s annual Cecil B. DeMille award, all eyes turned to Meryl Streep. The longtime veteran of the silver screen graciously accepted her prestigious Golden Globes statue and then began a fiery speech. Her words had most of the room applauding wildly, and she was unafraid to go where most of her peers had failed to venture.

 

Streep never once mentioned President-elect Trump by name, but she skewered him with her words, knocking him down for the count. Streep mentioned his “performance,” when he allegedly mimicked a disabled news reporter at a Trump rally.

 

“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life,” Streep said. She went on, asking for the media to stand up to Trump, because “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.”

 

Her notable speech can be watched here on YouTube.

 

The moment became a huge one for ratings, according to Forbes.com. The numbers tell the story, as the telecast averaged 20 million viewers. That’s pretty impressive and up 1.5 million, or 8-percent, from last year.

 

Meantime, President-elect Trump had his own words for Meryl Streep, “over-rated.”

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