Meghan McCain said Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech targeting Trump is why he won, The Hill reports.
McCain tweeted after Streep’s speech:
This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
McCain opposed Trump and Hillary Clinton and said after the election she voted for CIA alumni and independent candidate Evan McMullin.
Streep on Sunday night gave a speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th annual Golden Globes, where she railed against the president-elect.
Streep, accepting a lifetime achievement award, took the opportunity to give a speech about respect, and the depths to which political discourse has sunk.
“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good — there was nothing good about it — but it was effective and did its job,” Streep said.
Streep brought up Trump’s potential mocking of a disabled reporter, which she said, “made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.”
“It was that moment, when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter — someone he out-ranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back,” she continued.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie; it was in real life.”
“This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform — by someone powerful — it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” Streep said.
Trump tweeted out insults about Streep afterward and repeated that he didn’t make fun of the reporter’s disability.
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