Piers Morgan’s Take-Down Of Meryl Streep After Her Attack On Trump Is Epic

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Piers Morgan blasted Meryl Streep for her “elitist snobbery” attack on president-elect Donald Trump during the Golden Globes.

In a piece for the Daily Mail on Monday, the former talk show host compared the 67-year-old actress’s attack to Hillary Clinton’s infamous labeling of Trump supporters as “a basket of deplorables.” (RELATED: Piers Morgan Says He Thinks ‘Trump’s Going To Win’ Following NYC Attack)

Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

(photo: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS)

“Just when I thought we’d exhausted the reservoir of Trump-hating luvvies, up pops the biggest star in Hollywood to join the bandwagon and stick one more stiletto-heeled boot into the President-elect ten days before his inauguration,” Morgan said. “Last night, Streep received a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and chose the moment to launch a very personal attack on Donald Trump. She began by saying that Hollywood, foreigners and the press are ‘the most vilified segments of American society right now.'”(RELATED: Piers Morgan Uses Hillary’s Own Words To Roast Bill)

“At which point the cameras panned out to hundreds of the richest, most privileged people in American society sitting in the audience in their $10,000 tuxedos and $20,000 dresses, loudly cheering this acknowledgement of their dreadful victimhood,” he added. “She then said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.'”

“Wow,” he continued. “I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables.’ For your information, Ms Streep, tens of millions of ordinary Americans love football and the MMA and would be quite happy watching their favorite sports at the expense of the next Woody Allen film.”

“My overriding disappointment though is that she missed a massive opportunity to do something really constructive. How much more effective would it have been had the most powerful woman in Hollywood called for unity not division, demanded a stop to all the teeth-gnashing and wailing over the election result, and urged Donald Trump in his inauguration speech to preach tolerance, fairness and equality? That would have been a truly courageous and admirable thing to do.”

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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