Barbra Streisand has come out in defense of her fellow Oscar winner Meryl Streep who has been mocked by Donald Trump. Trump hit back hard against Streep after she criticized him at Sunday Night’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony.
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So Meryl Streep slams Donald Trump, then Donald Trump of course hits back on social media and now Barbra Streisand has gotten in on all of the fun. So how did all of this happen?
Well it began when Streep, after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes said that following in her speech, while not even mentioning Donald Trump by name:
“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. 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 kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.”
So to no one’s surprise, Donald Trump responded with ad hominem attacks on Twitter, calling the three time Oscar winner overrated.
This did not sit well with Barbra Streisand who said as much in a phone interview with Chris Mathews on his MSNBC show “Hardball.”
“I thought that she said what she said beautifully. I completely agree with Meryl, ” Streisand told Matthews. “It was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency. What we need more than anything in this world, I think, is kindness and common decency and what he did and how he reacts and how he has a need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him, it’s pretty disgraceful.”
About Trump having previously said that he liked Meryl Streep and only changing his tune to attack the actress, Barbra Streisand said, “That’s why you can’t trust anything he says, because if you get on his wrong side he will blast you negatively.”