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Trump Team Responds To Meryl Streep’s Snobby Golden Globes Speech

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Meryl Streep gave a speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night and made sure that everyone knew that Trump is a mean, angry white dude who hates disabled people. She opened up her speech by talking about how Hollywood elites are just like you.

“But who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” she said.

Oh really? I was under the impression that Hollywood was comprised of pretentious, disconnected, snobby, self-important overpaid political ideologues who mock those in flyover America.

“I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls, Rhode Island; Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in London — no, in Ireland I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a girl in small-town Virginia,” Streep said.

You know why she decided to include that in her speech, right? To display Hollywood’s DIVERSITY, of course! They’re soooooo diverse! (Except when it comes to things that actually matter, like relevant thoughts and opinions. There’s no diversity there. They constantly toe the party line and take selfies in “I Stand With PP” t-shirts so everyone knows how compaaaaaaaasionate and toooooooolerant they are.)

But don’t you see? Without all of these diverse actors, we’d be a bunch of classless hayseeds with four teeth who shoot guns for fun and watch football and mixed martial arts while inhaling chicken wings. That’s bad, according to Streep.

“Ryan Gosling, like all of the nicest people, is Canadian, and Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania,” Streep said. “So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

Don’t you see? We OWE them. They’re doing us a service. They’re so selfless, leaving their hometowns to work in Hollywood. It must be so hard to be adored. And the large sums of money they get to pretend to be someone else? It’s sacrificial, really.

“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,” Streep continued.

She really thinks a lot of her job. You pretend to be somebody else, lady. Let’s not get carried away.

But there’s one performance that stunned her. It was Donald Trump’s! He’s evil and rich and like, totally hates disabled people.

But 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 it did its job. It 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 outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. 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 real life. And 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 kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose. O.K., go on with it.

That’s why Hollywood needs to stand with the press! They have a duty to expose Trump for the dirty, anti-disabled, misogynistic piece of trash he is!

O.K., this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in the Constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, because we’re gonna need them going forward, and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.

Where were these calls before? Does she seriously believe Hollywood has been safeguarding the truth? Where have they been the last eight years?

Predictably, Donald Trump responded to Streep’s speech.

“Hillary flunky.” I like that. It’s a keeper.

Not bad, but Kellyanne Conway’s response takes the cake. If Meryl Streep cares so deeply for the disabled, why didn’t she mention the special needs man tortured by racist anti-Trump thugs in Chicago?

 

*mic drop*

I’m sick of being lectured by elitist snobs in Hollywood. They’re just actors, for crying out loud. They’re masters of manipulating emotions. They read off a script and convey stories for a living. Someone needs to give them the following memo: Just because you played a smart person once doesn’t mean you are. You can read off a script and make others feel something. Congrats! You played Margaret Thatcher once! Congrats! Doesn’t mean you know a darn thing about politics or the rest of America.

I don’t need to be lectured by people who pretend to be other people for a living.