Twitter Had the Absolute Best Comeback After Trump Called Meryl Streep ‘Overrated’

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Throughout her illustrious career in entertainment, Meryl Streep has been a champion for equality, and she continues to fight for those causes by standing up to President-elect Donald Trump, whom the actress likened to a bully.

During her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globes, Streep criticized Trump’s oppressive behavior during the campaign.

There was one performance this year that stunned me,” Streep said. “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.”

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Streep was referring to a campaign speech in which Trump appeared to mock a reporter’s disability.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter,” Streep said. “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.”

The president-elect responded to Streep within hours through a series of tweets. Trump denied that he was mocking the reporter’s disability, although fact-checkers with PolitiFact confirm that it did occur.

In his tweets, Trump referred to Streep — a 19-time Academy Award nominee and a 3-time winner — as “overrated.”

Almost immediately, the hashtag #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated was trending on Twitter, with many people calling out Trump for all of the egregious things he has said and done.

With the #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated response after the Golden Globes, next month’s Academy Awards is expected to be just as political.

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