AW| Last night, liberals got dressed up and gave themselves trophies in the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
As usual, presenters and winners used the glamorous occasion to bring up politics, and predictably, bash Donald Trump.
Meryl Streep, who won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award used her time at the mic to slam Donald Trump, and particularly his apparent mocking of a disabled reporter in November of 2015.
As the Daily Mail reports, ‘In an explosive six-minute speech on Sunday night, Streep did not hold back as she went after Trump for mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski in November of 2015 during a campaign rally.
That instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same,’ said Streep in front of a audience packed full of Hollywood A-listers.
‘Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.’
Trump of course could not remain silent. On his Twitter feed this morning he responded saying he wasn’t mocking Kovaleski’s disability.
‘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 Trump.
The president-elect also said in a statement earlier on Monday: ‘I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story.
‘People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing.’
Whatever you think about Trump’s comments, it was his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who really put things in perspective.
Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday morning, Conway said,‘My initial reaction is I’m glad Meryl Streep has such a passion for the disabled because I didn’t hear her weigh in and I didn’t hear her use her platform last night to give a shout-out to the mentally challenged boy who last week was tortured live on Facebook for half an hour.”
‘So I’d like to hear from her today, if she wants to come and continue her platform on behalf of the disabled,’ said Conway to close things out, adding that Trump has debunked the claim that he was mocking the reporter countless times in the past.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 9, 2017