It doesn’t come as a surprise that Jewish icon Barbra Streisand has come to Meryl Streep’s defense for criticizing President-elect Donald Trump during the Golden Globes. Streep’s speech has gone viral since the award show this past Sunday.
As you should know by now (unless you never check the internet), Streep used part of her acceptance speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to criticize Trump for mocking a reporter’s disability on the campaign trail. Of course, in typical Trumpian fashion, he denied that he was mocking the reporter–and even called Streep “overrated.”
On Monday, Trump added that Streep’s attack was based off untruths, stating:
“For the 100th time, I never ‘mocked’ a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him ‘groveling’ when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!”
Because of all of this, Streisand came into the picture and told MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews in a phone interview on Monday that she completely agrees with Streep. Babs went so far as to say Trump’s actions are “so beneath the dignity of the presidency let alone any respectful person.” Get it, girl.
Streisand also told Matthews that Trump “has the need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him and that’s pretty disgraceful,” and added that Trump should be “sitting through briefings rather than tweeting this nonsense.”
Like Babs, I find it disconcerting that our President-Elect is more concerned with Twitter wars than he is with actual wars where people die. And apparently, the leading ladies of Hollywood agree.