Donald Trump might not have been watching the Golden Globes on Sunday night, but he couldn't have failed to miss the diatribe that acclaimed actress Meryl Streep gave him.
Streep let Trump have it:
“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. 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.”
“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. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”
Trump responded by blasting the Hollywood doyenne, whom at one time he had called “excellent”:
Then he specifically addressed a recurring charge that Trump mocked a disabled reporter:
It's not perfectly clear, however, that Trump was specifically mocking the disability of the reporter, as a previous story covered in detail.
If you watch the video below, it appears that Trump has used the exaggerated mannerism in various other contexts:
The question is: If Meryl Streep even saw this video, would she believe the narrative that Trump hates disabled people, or her 'lying' eyes?
Seeing is believing.