After Meryl Streep negatively commented on Donald Trump’s forth-coming presidency in her speech at the Golden Globes, and the president-elect tweeted back at her, George Clooney responds by backing the actress, saying, “Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?”
Meryl Streep had used her platform at the Golden Globes, as she won her Cecil B. DeMille award to comment on the past election.
She started by saying there was one performance that stunned her, “not because it was good”, but because it was effective in making the “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,” she 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.”
“And 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,” the actress said.
The president-elect had taken to twitter to respond: “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
He then continued to say that he never mocked the disabled reported and would never do that.
George Clooney backed the actress by saying: “Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?” said Clooney in response. “I didn’t vote for him, I don’t support him, I don’t think he’s the right choice.
“At this moment in our lives we have to hope that he doesn’t destroy everything. The reality is you have to hope he will do a decent job because if the United States fails, really terrible things happen, so you have to hope that he can.”
But he added: “I don’t see any signs of it.”