Trump Hits Back At Meryl Streep In Early-Morning Tweetstorm

Jordan Strauss

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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