Trump Hits Back At Meryl Streep In Early-Morning Tweetstorm

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Donald Trump on Monday continued his morning ritual of publishing several tweets responding to his critics, this time lashing out at actress Meryl Streep, who criticized the President-elect in her speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony on Sunday night.

During a speech Sunday night at the Golden Globes, Streep brought up a moment on the campaign trail in 2015 when Trump appeared to mock a disabled reporter.

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter,” Streep said in her speech. “Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”

Before responding to Streep’s remarks on Twitter, Trump offered a defense to the New York Times in a brief interview.

“I was never mocking anyone,” Trump told the Times. “I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had 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,” he added. “And remember, Meryl Streep introduced Hillary Clinton at her convention, and a lot of these people supported Hillary.”

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