Meryl Streep denounces Donald Trump, defends ‘vilified’ Hollywood actors at Golden Globes

Meryl Streep used almost all of her acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes to denounce Donald Trump and sports fans, and to place Hollywood actors among the world’s most persecuted people.

Miss Streep was garlanded with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) lifetime achievement award and said that in addition to losing her voice, she had “lost my mind sometime earlier this year” because of the “real life performance” of Mr. Trump, though she didn’t use his name.

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday wrote in three consecutive tweets: “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!”

She claimed that “all of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it. Hollywood. Foreigners. And the press.”

After noting that such nominees on the night as Ruth Negga, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Dev Patel were foreign-born, she said “Hollywood is crawling with foreigners” and implied that there’d be no art left under Mr. Trump’s border-wall plan.

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which,” she explained to the applause and laughter of the audience “are not the arts.