Meryl Streep Just Brought Up Donald Trump During The Golden Globes. Here’s What She Said.
Meryl Streep called on the press to hold Donald Trump accountable during his presidency.
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, the actress said the president-elect “broke her heart” when he mocked Serge Kovaleski, the reporter who has a congenital joint condition.
“All of us in this room really belong to most vilified segment in American society,” Streep began. “Think about it — Hollywood, foreigners and the press. But who are we and who is Hollywood anyways?”
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Streep then named actors who were born and raised in different countries.
“Where are their birth certificates?”
“Ryan Gosling, like all the nicest people is Canadian. And Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London and is here playing an Indian. Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out we’ll have nothing to watch but football.”
Then Streep brought up Trump.
“There was one performance this year that stung — it sank its hooks into my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. It did its job. It made the audience laugh. It was that moment when the man asking to sit in the most important seat in the country mocked a disabled reporter.”
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of my head, and this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform filters down into everyone’s life.”
“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. We need a principled press to call him on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and Constitution.
“I ask the Hollywood Foreign Press to join me in supporting the committee to protect journalists because we are going to need them going forward.”