Meryl Streep bashes Donald Trump in acceptance speech

Meryl Streep has let Donald Trump have it with both barrels.

Meryl Streep giving acceptance speech at the Golden Globes

Usually noted for their red carpet flair, this year’s Golden Globe Awards took a much more serious turn with Meryl Streep letting Donald Trump know exactly what she thought of his behaviour during the country’s presidential campaign.

Much revered for her work on screen, Meryl Streep was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award, given for outstanding contributions in the world of entertainment. The Hollywood legend used her speech to highlight what she thought was the appalling behaviour of the now President-elect when he mocked a disabled reporter. Speaking of the incident, without naming Mr Trump by name, Ms Streep said,  "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it," she said.

"I still can't get it out of my head, because it wasn't in a movie. It was real life.

"It was the moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.

"This instinct to humiliate, when it's modelled by someone ... powerful, it filters down into everybody's life.

"Because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing."

Ms Streep then pointed to Hollywood’s multicultural heritage as a direct contrast to Mr Trump’s policy on immigration. "Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if you kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts," she said.

Mr Trump responded in the best way he knows how – via Twitter - saying in a series of three tweets, “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him "grovelling" 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!”

Of course, Meryl Streep wasn’t the only one to take aim at President-elect Donald Trump, with Host Jimmy Fallon kicking off proceedings by saying that the Golden Globes was "one of the few places left where America still honours the popular vote".

And Hugh Laurie, who accepted the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Night Manager, cast doubt on the future of the award’s ceremony, "I don't mean to be gloomy, but it has the words 'Hollywood', 'foreign' and 'press' in the title," Laurie said. In a final dig, he accepted his award "on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere".

Read more at ABC.net.au

Watch Meryl’s speech below





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    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    11:27am
    I often wondered if the Golden Globes was a political event. Sooner or later many people in the USA will realise that Trump is going to the Whitehouse. The disappointment in many is obviously still raw.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    2:28pm
    Yes, I am disappointed. I don't like a person who would be expelled as a student from any school in this country for his abuse and attitudes to be the most powerful man on the planet.
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    3:26pm
    Gee Barak, you are an interesting character. Last week I tuned in here and recall you saying that heroes are people who run from the law. You nominated Nelson Mandela as your idle because he "ran from the law." You also praised the wee wee leaks founder for choosing a similarly non conformists path in life. However, the classroom is a different story I see? If you misbehave in class then you should not be successful? Many of us had a brilliant start to education only after leaving school. Oh, that's right, I guess some people don't know what that's like. :)
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:31pm
    Frank - you are a liar.

    If you are going to make claims about what I said last week, I recommend you stick to quoting me by cutting and pasting, in context, rather than so ridiculously misrepresenting what I actually said.

    As well as a liar, it makes you look a fool.

    Oh, and BTW - you appear to know nothing of my career. It has not been what you seem to think it has been.

    Back to the topic (because it isn't me), any student who behaved like Trump in an Australian school WOULD be expelled.
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    3:41pm
    Phew...you seem prickly this afternoon Barak. You once told me you had been a teacher out in remote Australia...are you telling 'porkies' now Barak?
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:45pm
    I have taught outside the big cities, but nothing I would call "remote". Because I have taught in boarding schools, I have taught kids from remote areas.

    If you want to make claims about what I have said, stick to direct quotes. I don't lie.

    But, I am not the topic.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    9:09pm
    Frank is telling the TRUTH. You said those things about Mandela and the idiot Assange in a post to Thea.

    Tell the truth Barak, the time for hiding behind lies is over.
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    9:58pm
    Ray, Barak was rattled because I threw in a spelling mistake which irritated him. He lost control. He had better pick up his game. The holidays are coming to an end.
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    11:28am
    Funny how one has never heard the poor old lefty SJW Streep making desultory comments of Killary....who sanctioned, the murder of three US Marines and a US Ambassador, while the US Seventh Fleet was parked up less than 60 klms away....

    Poor old Killary flunkies...just can't get used the fact that in ten days time, Donald is going to the POTUS...while Killary and Streep will remain Social Justice nobodies.....mouthing off to do no more than cool their teeth.

    Job well done Donald...you are about to Make America Great Again!
    Slimmer Cat
    10th Jan 2017
    12:38pm
    I thought they were all moving to Canada if Donald won (wouldn't be missed). No sign of the removal vans and they should be booked - only 10 days to go!
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    12:58pm
    Totally agree Slimmer Cat....but I've no doubt the cry baby democrats and social justice warriors will never let up on him....trying to drag him, and his Presidency down....I am sure we are going to grow tired of the lefty media continually bagging him....It's all the know.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    2:32pm
    grounded - your use of "Killary" and "cry baby" is pathetic. And using "lefty" as an insult? Grow up. As for the stories you claim, do you really believe such one-sided views? Broaden your sources.

    Slimmer Cat - yes, some threats of leaving the country were silly. DO you care about all the promises Trump has already broken?
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    2:42pm
    Hi Barak....good to hear from you. We haven't chatted for a while...not since the Freemantle 'Australia' Day rubbish you were trying to float. Hope things are good with you...Cheers for 2017 mate.
    Gra
    10th Jan 2017
    3:47pm
    Poor old Barak, just as sad a person as Meryl Streep and all the others who still want to tear down Donald Trump. I wonder what they would be saying if that horrible Clinton woman had won and the Trump supporters carried on like they are? The fact that their behaviour has been atrocious is deplorable and the fact that neither Obama or Clinton has appealed for calm shows them to be just as bad.
    Get over it folks, Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the USA on January 20 whether you like it or not, He will be your President, all your banner waving just shows a total disrespect for the office of President and a total disrespect for the USofA. Take off the blinkers and stop swallowing all the BS CNN, NBC and the Hispanic broadcasters were spewing.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:49pm
    Trump lovers make appalling assumptions.

    Hillary was a terrible candidate.

    10th Jan 2017
    11:51am
    Pretty useless actress Meryl Streep B grade at best you only have to look at her supposed portrayl of Lindy Chamberland it was a disgrace . All I can say is she must have rubbed the Directors up the right way to get work.

    Lefties like her have not come to term that people are sick of there crap and have swung the other way to normality thats why trump won.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    2:33pm
    No, "people" have not swung the other way. Hillary got more votes.

    And "Leftie" is not a winning argument. To many it's a compliment.
    Gra
    10th Jan 2017
    3:50pm
    The good thing though Barak is Trump won the Presidential race and now the despicable Clintons can disappear into the dark days of history.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:58pm
    I don't think the Clintons were despicable. But Hillary was a terrible candidate.

    But Trump is a terrible man. I wouldn't want any kid I know behaving like him. Would you?
    Gra
    10th Jan 2017
    7:17pm
    You don't think the Clintons were despicable but you think Trump is a terrible man and wouldn't want any kid you know behaving like him. Would you really prefer they behaved liked Bill Clinton? You either have a short memory or very low moral standards.
    Charlie
    10th Jan 2017
    12:04pm
    No not more on Donald Trump after the horse has already bolted? He is the President and to discredit the President is to discredit America, they cant draw straws on this and say he is not my President.
    Fifteen years ago the young people would have been saying "Whatever" "Get over it" but more recent generations want a rematch on a presidential election and crying foul play because their candidate didn't win. Do they think the election is a game or a talent quest?
    dougie
    10th Jan 2017
    12:10pm
    Donald Trump about to be inducted as President of the USA will become the ultimate American embarrassment. The Americans in general will cringe when his name is mentioned overseas and they will call themselves Canadians to escape the Trump stigma.
    They say we get the result we earn at an election, nobody but nobody deserves Trump!
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    12:45pm
    dougie, many Americans promised to leave if Trump won. Now that the election is over you are still making those promises.

    "OK, nobody is leaving but we will say we don't live there."

    You don't see anything odd about this behaviour? LOL
    dougie
    10th Jan 2017
    1:01pm
    Frank,
    I did not promise to leave USA if Trump won. I am an Australian citizen and resident. I am just stating the bleeding obvious, would you be happy to call Trump your most senior person in the world?
    I speak with the little authority passed to me by my nephew, a long time USA resident and citizen. His words were that he and his family would try to become self sufficient and stay indoors until Trump was removed or his time was up. My nephew is not a political person but he does fear for the next four years.
    Good enough for me!
    Luckily I can sit back and see what ensues but I have some fears for Americas place in the world and how it will affect smaller nations aligned to it.
    dougie
    10th Jan 2017
    1:01pm
    Frank,
    I did not promise to leave USA if Trump won. I am an Australian citizen and resident. I am just stating the bleeding obvious, would you be happy to call Trump your most senior person in the world?
    I speak with the little authority passed to me by my nephew, a long time USA resident and citizen. His words were that he and his family would try to become self sufficient and stay indoors until Trump was removed or his time was up. My nephew is not a political person but he does fear for the next four years.
    Good enough for me!
    Luckily I can sit back and see what ensues but I have some fears for Americas place in the world and how it will affect smaller nations aligned to it.
    tia-maria
    10th Jan 2017
    2:11pm
    dougie, unfortunately no one knows how Donald Trump going to go and not even your family in America............perhaps we need some just like him to take a stand
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    2:34pm
    Frank - Trump promised to build a wall..
    Gra
    10th Jan 2017
    3:57pm
    Dougie it sounds like your nephew has some serious issues. Is he concerned he might have to actually get a job? Is he concerned his citizenship (if he has it) might be revoked or he might be deported for being an illegal alien? What a load of absolute rot, saying he would try to be self sufficient and stay indoors.
    I have friends over there, hard working friends and they are all for Trump. Obama made it extremely hard to make ends meets and Clinton would have continued down that path.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    4:01pm
    What's sad about that is that they think Trump can fix things. No, he can't.

    It's all very well seeing fault with the system. But don't assume the biggest loud-mouthed candidate will be the messiah you seek.
    dougie
    10th Jan 2017
    5:02pm
    Gra,
    Fortunately my nephew is a fine upstanding young man, has always been employed and in fact was invited to the USA to work because of his skills in a particular area. He has citizenship and is wed to a lovely American Lady. Bang go all of your arguments.
    These two are not privileged young people but both work extremely hard in their chosen career and have a distinct knowledge of both politics and economics. I will say no more.
    Not a Bludger
    10th Jan 2017
    12:13pm
    Disgusting behaviour by Meryl Streep - if I was almost a fan, certainly am not now.
    Hasbeen
    10th Jan 2017
    12:21pm
    Obviously this bird has a very inflated idea of the importance of her opinion.

    What some clapped-out old warhorse actress thinks is of supreme unimportance.

    Is the anyone over about 15 years of age who pays ant attention to what these dumb but opinionated actors think?
    Gra
    10th Jan 2017
    3:52pm
    Barak does.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:58pm
    I am not the topic. But thank you for reading my posts.
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    4:03pm
    Also not old enough.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    4:27pm
    Idiotic comment
    Oars
    10th Jan 2017
    1:08pm
    Trump was almost right- she is not a top star anymore, so like all those 'gettin' on a bit" she used her past fame (or fortune) to explode onto the screen with her well prepared political speech. Why doesn't she stand for the Democrats- maybe she will learn that acting is not the real world. Trump was not excused for his response however. Hopefully, his advisers will calm him down, or the "media" will fill the screens with more of their political bias.
    Dotty
    10th Jan 2017
    1:32pm
    It was an honor to sit and listen to Meryl Streep give her speech and I for one admire her for being so brave as to speak of someone that has power,and money to belittle someone that is disabled and to humiliate this person be imitating him !
    I am an Australian and I have watched parts of the Campaign just run for President of The USA and I am ashamed to say that I would no more have voted for this person after listening to his harrowing speeches and actions and words that he spoke of anything but what he was supposed to be coming into the White House to represent all of the American people for ! He is shameful,disrespect and never had a nice word to say about any person or any subject apart from himself and what he would do when and I mention the "WHEN"! he took Office in the White House and its all about Power and is only a Power play to him as he had nothing to say about what he would do for the good of the people except what "he" would do about all the refugee,s etc and you can tell by the way that he spoke that he did not car one iota about anyone in the World but himself and what "HE" wants !
    Good on you Meryle Streep for having the guts to say what you did I admire you enormously !
    Dotty
    KSS
    10th Jan 2017
    2:05pm
    You are ashamed to say you would not have voted for him? Seriously???!!

    Quote:" I am ashamed to say that I would no more have voted for this person after listening to his harrowing speeches and actions and words that he spoke of anything but what he was supposed to be coming into the White House to represent all of the American people for!"
    Luchar
    10th Jan 2017
    2:44pm
    Dotty,
    You write of Donald Trump as being "someone that has the power and money to belittle someone that is disabled and to humiliate this person be (sic) imitating him."

    Had you watched more of Donald Trump's election speeches you would have noticed that he used exactly the same hand gestures on numerous occasions. This accusation aimed at Trump has as much validity as the left-wing cries of "misogynist" aimed at Abbott when he winked during a radio interview.
    Teddy
    10th Jan 2017
    1:34pm
    Is it possible that M's Streep had a series of scripts lined up on the 'Life and Times of President Hillary Clinton' with the star being on other than Meryl Streep? Nothing like your retirement roles going 'belly up' to make you grumpy.
    Aussiefrog
    10th Jan 2017
    1:54pm
    “An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us and let you feel what that feels like.”

    Someone should ask Madam Streep how she felt portraying Margaret Thatcher as a demented hallucinating hag.

    Note the hypocrisy of shaming Trump for mocking a disabled person (Bad!) But apparently bullying or the use of empathy do not apply during 8 years of bombing, terrorizing, enabling genocide (Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Yemen) and nation-destroying (Libya, Syria), drone striking weddings, and condoning TORTURE. Nary a word, Madam Streep? I guess you forgot to enter those lives to see what it might feel like.
    KSS
    10th Jan 2017
    2:10pm
    I thought Spencer Tracy (remember him?) once said the job of an actor was "to show up on time, know your lines and don't bump into the furniture".
    KSS
    10th Jan 2017
    2:08pm
    All these award ceremonies have become platforms for the 'winners' personal political views of late. Look at the tantrums a couple of years ago at the Oscars because there were no African-American actors nominated for a gong. it couldn't have possibly been because there were no stellar performances by African-American actors that year or that the white actors did a better job? No it was a racist statement or so they would have you believe. Then there was the plea for more LGTBI actors to win gongs, and don't forget the commentary on various other world issues such as Moslem inclusion, Palestinian persecution, feed the hungry, same sex marriage, legalisation of illicit drugs, gender equality etc etc etc.

    Makes you long for the days when speeches were 10 minutes long and all began; "I'd like to thank ............ and lastly my parents without whom this would not have been possible!"

    This year Mr Trump will get far more free publicity from these egotistical political nobodies than he could ever have engineered for himself. As the showbiz saying goes, even bad publicity is still publicity!

    10th Jan 2017
    2:36pm
    Streep has hinted at a possible candidacy next time around. The vitriol in posts here suggest she might have a chance. Trump's fans are obviously terrified of her.
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    3:03pm
    What could Streep possibly be a candidate for Barak....Chief Hater in Dems Hen House. (I thought Rosie O'Donnell or Oprah were the Dem's Chief Haters) Streep and the Dems are finished Barak...kaput....for the next eight years, unless Donald freely decides to retire a little earlier....

    Normal people are sick of lame brained 'Social Justice Warriors', and their warped lefty minority causes...as the American people graphically demonstrated.

    Ya got get with the times Barak...ya dragging your feet old mate...
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:13pm
    Please try to discuss without abusing half the world.

    Nobody with attitudes like Trump's and yours should have power
    grounded
    10th Jan 2017
    3:23pm
    Luv ya Barak....I promise not to say another negative thing about 'Trump Haters'...at least for 10 minutes at least....
    Babs
    10th Jan 2017
    3:10pm
    As an actress is 3rd rate and any opinion she has on the Donald Trump is a non event. People who cannot see the trees for the forest with regard to Clinton will never see the damage her and Obama have done to the country. Just move on. Babbs
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:14pm
    Yep. Scared of Streep.
    tj
    10th Jan 2017
    3:47pm
    Must agree with you there Babs ,even in his dying days Obama is still trying to do as much damage as possible for Trump .Stuff the country and his fellow Americans. As far as the soap box actors are concerned remember they make their living by saying and doing what other people pay them to do.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:52pm
    So on an occasion when Streep does precisely the opposite, and says what she thinks herself, rather than what other people pay her to say, you complain?

    That makes no sense.
    Cuddlycas
    10th Jan 2017
    3:36pm
    I know Ms Streep is a famous person and many in the limelight often use the stage to put forward their views however i believe her comments were inappropriate for the occasion. While we might agree with her it was very poor taste and spoilt the evening.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:42pm
    No, you didn't like her views. Nothing to do with taste.
    BnT
    10th Jan 2017
    6:31pm
    Her comments were totally appropriate for the awards - she was speaking as an actor being recognised for her contribution to her field, commenting on an unnamed person's "acting"...not sure how you can get more appropriate than that!

    A highly intelligent lady and if I was an American citizen I would vote for her and work on her campaign if I could.

    Donald Trump is a disgrace! I would not have tolerated his behavior in my classrooms - and I have taught all around the country including in extremely remote areas, capital cities and at University and in many of the countries biggest board rooms - as I have worked as both a teacher and lecturer in education and then as a consultant in the resources industry!

    I am appalled by the number of people, who wanting change because things are currently not equal, are willing to totally overlook this man's behavior over a very long period of time, just because he made throw away remarks about fixing America!

    We will have to wait and see, but I don't expect he will fix anything or improve anything...it takes integrity and vision to do that - and they do not appear to be part of his makeup.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    6:35pm
    Yes, the desire for a messiah was obvious. But Donald is a false prophet.
    The pom
    10th Jan 2017
    3:49pm
    I find the most upsetting thing of this is the man due to hold one of the most powerful posts in the world descends to abusive tweeking when some person criticises him. I can't think of any of the great statesmen (or women) who would descend to abusive messages when being criticised by someone who really is not a great threat to them.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    3:55pm
    Yes, it's pretty shallow behaviour.
    bebby
    10th Jan 2017
    4:37pm
    I agree, Trump may have money and power but sadly lacks diplomacy and tact. It is mind boggling to think he is going to be in
    charge of the USA.
    Anonymous
    10th Jan 2017
    7:39pm
    three in one, all live in Australia, none of them had a vote in regard to the outcome of the elections in America, yet they know? what is good or bad for America, yet here in Australia they haven't got a clue, my advise fix Australia first before you worry about another country you got no say in, then again have we ever seen a possitive post of miss barak and as for he pom what else can one expect, obliviously bebby has not got a clue about the achievements of the president elect, he is a self made millionaire, what are your references, as for streep, who will remember her in 5 years time?
    Oars
    10th Jan 2017
    8:22pm
    Pom- you need to sit back and see what Trump is doing. He is COMMUNICATYING with the lowr to middle class of USA who need to tweek on facebook or twitter every hour to "keep up with the goss". Trumpo is getting more "in the face" of his public than any other pres. He may be a loudmouth, but he has got the WOTRLD watching. Streep is a has-been and needs to go back to her knitting socks or something usefull. Many of these actors take themselves too seriouisly- they are only puppets of the great directors- and no, they do'nt make up thos lines. They swat them up in some cosy bar or bed, and check themselves out in a mirror for hours- just to "make it sound right". Trump on the other hand is a cowboy and jumps at the chance to add lib- sorry about the pun you lefties.
    The pom
    10th Jan 2017
    8:36pm
    I never described Streep as anything other than a person criticising Trump, who is less of a self made millionaire than I am. I didn't have a daddy who handed me millions, I made all my own.
    Oars
    11th Jan 2017
    9:34am
    Pom So you introduced your fame and fortune to us old battlers. I may be a battler but I can still see passed the fog of media bias. This blog is supposed to sort out the "do-gooders" from us "realists". I am not really concerned about a few words that blate out- I am interested in getting this lazy world BACK TO WORK. So is Trump I believe. Merril on the other hand has parroted lines by others and made a fortune, with no obvious sign of sharing her wealth.
    Anonymous
    11th Jan 2017
    9:40am
    Oars, she didn't parrot her anti-Trump lines. They were her own.

    Do try logic one day.

    Trump isn't the messiah. He is a loud-mouthed bigot I would want any child of mine to emulate.
    Oars
    11th Jan 2017
    7:31pm
    Barak- I live in the world of LOGIC- and no Streep may have prepared her lines but it was the expense of us battlers who watch with amazment these self-made politicians who use the "once was innocent stage" to spout their own (well prepared) political views. The other bird was Fonda- after she was dumped by her swaggerman husband. Where is the LOGIC in that" Check your owsn "logicv" out before you barrate me- BARAK less- the dog is just another animal. Woof Woof Purrrrrrr.
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    7:31pm
    Do you believe this guy???
    Richard Cohen of the Washington Post.
    This is what he thinks is newsworthy journalism.

    "Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States. A constitutional coup may be in the offing.

    Since winning the election, Trump has not moderated his behavior. He still behaves like a brat — his childish tweet zinging Arnold Schwarzenegger for failing to get Trumpian ratings on “The New Celebrity Apprentice” being the most amusing example. Many of the others were just plain lies, the most serious being his earlier troubling statements regarding Russian efforts to affect the election. As always, Trump made this about himself — not, as it should be, about a foreign power meddling in our democracy."

    And the Lefties wonder why people have had enough?!! Geesh!!
    Adrianus
    10th Jan 2017
    9:39pm
    MMM, he sounds like a good Labor Party leader.
    grounded
    11th Jan 2017
    12:48am
    They are too stupid to realise.... that the more they carry on with their cultured Marxist tripe....the more they will ensure the left can never hope to attain political office.

    Take a look at Corbyn from Labor in England...a right lefty who will never amount to anything. Look at Killary....a pathological lefty liar who got trounced. Hollande will shortly be booted out in France....and so on, for anyone interested enough to have a close analytical look.

    Trump won.....the left are to puerile and immature to realise normal people are sick and tired of whining, whinging dingbats with their wheelbarrows full of commie minority rights issues....

    In truth, the left leaning 'social justice warriors' are the greatest sponsors for the Alt Right.... to be making the substantial gains they currently are on a world wide basis.

    11th Jan 2017
    12:01am
    I am always amused at people who spend their lives pretending to be someone else lecturing others on how to live theirs.
    Jandante
    11th Jan 2017
    11:06am
    Ms Streep might have had the limelight yesterday, but from what I am seeing, 99% are criticising her today.
    Anonymous
    11th Jan 2017
    11:13am
    I think it's just a very loud 7.8% who didn't like what she said. They cannot prove she is wrong.

    Even if she is in a minority, that doesn't make her wrong.
    grounded
    11th Jan 2017
    11:24am
    Hi Barak....top of the morning to you mate . Good to see you are up and flying the Killary flag once again...per Ms. Streep's lying assertions.

    Trump told you the truth....he was not mimicking the physical gestures of the subject lefty journo. Trump is on recorded film using the same gestures...hand/head movements, in respect of a lot of differing lefties he has debunked.

    Problem is, Streep and her evil ilk saw it as a convenient to hurl their predicable, abusive, low life bile.

    Anyhow Barak old friend, not to worry...Donald is going to be the President of the United States in 9 days time....Killary and the crying, balling SJW's will hardly rate a mention from that day on...
    Anonymous
    11th Jan 2017
    11:53am
    A nonconstructive post, full of insulting generalisations about evil lefties, and silly name calling. Killary? Oh dear. How shallow.

    If you can't lift your contributions above that level, you have nothing.

    And please stop making simplistic assumptions that anyone who disapproves of Trump is a Hilary fan. I too hope that she hardly rates a mention from now on. She was a very poor candidate.
    Adrianus
    11th Jan 2017
    3:30pm
    And if she were to run from the law that could make her a hero?
    Anonymous
    11th Jan 2017
    3:39pm
    The thread is about what Streep said about Trump, not the alleged misdeeds of somebody else. Please stick to the topic.
    Adrianus
    12th Jan 2017
    9:00am
    Barak, if Hillary Clinton was a very poor candidate then why is it that she got more votes than Trump? I thought you inferred only the smart people voted for Clinton? And that the dumb people were attracted to Trump? Just what are you trying to say?
    Anonymous
    12th Jan 2017
    10:06am
    With non-compulsory voting, and people in the US seemingly more closely tied to their parties than here (though some here are still sadly rusted on), it's hard to know who voted for each candidate. (I think it would be dumb to have voted for either.) We do know from the sheer numbers that it was a pretty low number in both cases.

    What I would love to know is how many people voted differently from their traditional party allegiances, and how many voted this time who didn't vote the last couple of times.
    Fred
    11th Jan 2017
    3:27pm
    She's probably upset because she will never be able to play Mrs Obama in a movie. Also she may lose her cheap Mexican servants.It's not easy to be a wealthy snowflake.
    Anonymous
    11th Jan 2017
    3:37pm
    It will be good for you when they make messenger shooting an Olympic sport. You're already a champion.

    Do try to discuss the message, not the person who shared it.
    Oars
    11th Jan 2017
    7:35pm
    Barak- and who was it that told someone on this blog to "stick to the topic"??? You must be either a school teacher, Bank Manager, or worse a retired lawyer. Consistancy is a virtue.
    PIXAPD
    11th Jan 2017
    5:47pm
    ALL her tears on INAUGURATION DAY.... and the rest of the LOSERS.... cry me a river.. it's Now TRUMP STUDIOS ha ha ha
    Rosret
    12th Jan 2017
    7:38am
    I thought it was a reminder that Americans are still living with their decisions while we have "moved on". What Merryl and other intelligent people need to grasp is that you can't fight a bully on his own stage. They have had so much more practice. Its time to see what he can actually do - and I sincerely hope it will be OK.
    I watch the old SBS videos on the world at war and its the simple impetuous cunning people and those empower them who are the most dangerous.
    Anonymous
    12th Jan 2017
    8:51am
    Nothing Trump does will be OK, because he gained power through bad behaviour and by appealing to the wilfully ignorant.

    As a leader, his example will cause damage for a very long time.
    Adrianus
    12th Jan 2017
    8:53am
    Rosret, I don't care much for the name calling and muck raking either. We saw that here in Australia during the last 2 elections as a result of the ALP's Election Campaign team being sent to the USA to be trained by the Obama Election Campaign team. I think they could just take a book of Dale Carnegie's and replace all the words with opposites. The title would be...."How to Lose Friends and Hurl Real Insults."
    I'm more interested in the location of Trump's first overseas trip. I think that will give us a clue as to how the next 4 years will pan out. I think he should go to China. Not just for Australia's sake but for the world. He will have no time to be bothered with the petty leftist name calling once he makes the switch from domestic to world politics.
    Anonymous
    12th Jan 2017
    8:57am
    Frank, the thread isn't about the ALP.
    Adrianus
    12th Jan 2017
    9:04am
    Barak, did someone at YLC give you a job so that you could feel useful? If so then I will endeavour to go off topic where possible. However, this is not one of those times.
    Rosret
    12th Jan 2017
    9:46am
    Frank, I think he intends to be quite insular. USA, white wealthy, first. Not a good plan, he should learn from the French revolution - except he playing on the world stage. I keep telling myself that this is a democracy and he his still answerable to Congress. Fingers and toes are all crossed.