On Sunday night, Meryl Streep was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her legendary film career at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards; while accepting the award the actress took aim at one person in particular.
After being introduced by her friend, Viola Davis, Streep used her moment to make a powerful speech and go after president-elect Donald Trump. Trump has not taken lightly to Streep’s speech, where she noted he used his platform to humiliate a handicapped reporter. On Monday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to respond to the actress:
Quickly after the speech on Sunday night, Trump spoke with The New York Times and admitted that while he had not seen the speech, he was not surprised by it.
The president-elect says that he was never mocking anyone but calling the reporter into question because he “changed his story.”
“People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing. And remember, Meryl Streep introduced Hillary Clinton at her convention, and a lot of these people supported Hillary,” Trump told The New York Times.
Trump also said that they are expecting a record-setting turnout for his inauguration and to expect plenty of celebrities. “All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration,” the president-elect said.