Donald Trump may regard Meryl Streep as “overrated” after she slammed him a sppech, but just over a year ago the US President-elect had named her among his favourite actresses and had hailed her as “excellent” and a “fine person”.
Streep, an ardent supporter of Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton, slammed the incoming US President in her scathing speech while accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
The three-time Oscar winner took swipes at Trump’s divisive rhetoric without naming him as she cautioned against powerful people using their position to “bully others”.
Responding to Streep’s comments, Trump tweeted:
Trump’s critical remarks were in sharp contrast to the comments he made in 2015.
Asked during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter if there were any actresses in particular he loved, Trump answered:
“The problem is I’ll name three or four or five and then the hundred that I know will be insulted, and I don’t mean to insult them,” he had said.
During Streep’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards, the actress called out Trump’s recent “performance”, referring to the moment when the President-elect mocked The New York Times’ Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter.
(With inputs from PTI)