Donald Trump has responded to an attack by Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards last night, dismissing her as a “Hillary flunky who lost big”.
Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the honorary Cecil B. DeMille prize to launch a passionate call-to-arms against Trump and his supporters, who she claimed threaten high culture and free press in America.
In a brief phone interview with the New York Times, Mr. Trump confessed he had not watched the Globes ceremony, but that he was “not surprised” that he had been attacked by from “liberal movie people”, dismissing the acclaimed actor as “a Hillary lover”.
Trump then took to Twitter in response to Streep, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and denying that he ever intended to mock reporter Serge F. Kovaleski by flapping his arms and stuttering during a 2015 speech in South Carolina. He said:
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 “groveling” 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!”
Mr. Trump also said that, despite repeated attacks from progressive public figures, he was confident celebrities would turn out in impressive numbers for his upcoming inauguration.
“We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” Mr. Trump told the Times.
“All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”