Late-Night Hosts Take Back Streep In Feud With Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

The late-night hosts picked Meryl Streep’s side after she attacked President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globes.

On Monday night, talk show host Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Myers weighed in on the battle of words between Streep and Trump after he reacted to her attack by calling her “the most overrated actress in Hollywood.” (RELATED: Michelle Obama: I Have No Sympathy For Melania Trump)


“Trump tweeted, ‘Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,'” Colbert said. “Wait a second–I’m sorry, what?! What did you just say?” (RELATED: Letterman Blasts Colbert: ‘I Don’t Know Why They Didn’t Give My Show To A Woman’ [VIDEO])

“Meryl Streep overrated,” he added. “Have you seen ‘Sophie’s Choice’? Have you seen ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’? Have you seen that one with the dead people that she’s even funny in that one?”

“Look, Mr. Trump, you can refuse to release your taxes, you can call to ban an entire religion, you can play footsie with a dictator, but calling Meryl Streep overrated? No. Too far!”


“Overrated,” Myers said. “She’s so good, people use her to compliment people in other professions. Like, ‘LeBron James is the Meryl Streep of basketball,’ or, ‘Donald Trump is the Meryl Streep of having thin skin.'”


“Overrated,” Corden said. “You know, like when a reality star who has filed for bankruptcy four times is elected president of the United States — it’s like that. Truth is, this was actually good news for Meryl. ‘Most overrated actress in Hollywood’ was literally the only award she hadn’t won yet.”

“This must have been tough for Donald Trump,” Kimmel said, according to another report. “This must have been a ‘Sophie’s Choice.’ Because he could do the presidential thing and ignore this. Or — he could go on Twitter.”

Katie Jerkovich



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