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Meryl Streep On Donald Trump: “Disrespect Invites Disrespect”

Meryl Streep has excoriated Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globe awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Speaking twelve days before Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President, Streep referred to Trump’s characterisation of a disabled reporter and said that “disrespect invites disrespect”.

“The instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful – it filters down into everybody’s life, because it gives permission for other people to do the same thing.”

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Speech by Meryl Streep at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards.

Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Please sit down. Please sit down. Thank you. I love you all, but you’ll have to forgive me, I’ve lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this weekend, and I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year so I have to read. [Read more…]