Meryl Streep has been applauded by many for taking Donald Trump to task in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, but Robert De Niro may be one of her most appreciative peers.
De Niro has not been shy of criticizing President-elect Trump in the past. The “Taxi Driver” star was so moved by Streep’s speech at Sunday’s awards show, he showered her with praise in a letter obtained by People: “What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully. I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements,” De Niro wrote.
Streep was honoured with this year’s Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes. De Niro, also a past recipient of the award, alluded to Trump as a “punk” and a “bully” in his letter to Streep: “I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough,” he exclaimed.
Adding: “You, with your elegance and intelligence, have a powerful voice — one that inspires others to speak up as they should so their voices will be heard too. It is so important that we ALL speak up.”
He polished off his letter of admiration with “We love you,” and signed it “Bob.”