Actress Meryl Streep continued her feud with President Trump, saying that “armies of brownshirts” are after her following her remarks critical of Trump during the Golden Globes awards in January.
“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead,” she said, according to Fox News. “And it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to! You don’t have an option. You have to.”
Washington Examiner reports,
Trump’s tenure in office could serve as a reminder of “how fragile freedom really is,” Streep suggested Saturday evening.
“If we live through this precarious moment — if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter — we will have much to thank this president for,” Streep said during a gala for the Human Rights Campaign in New York. “Because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is.”
Streep, who accepted an award from the LGBT rights organization, said she has a moral obligation to condemn Trump.
Streep delivered a sustained assault against Trump during a six-minute speech at the Golden Globes
In one particularly emotional moment, she criticized Trump for mocking a disabled reporter by appearing to pantomime his condition. “There was one performance this year that stunned me,” Streep said. “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.”
Trump denied mocking the reporter’s disability. “I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story,” he told the New York Times.
He took a shot at Streep in response to her speech in January. “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
Streep said Saturday that she agreed. “Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated and currently, I am the most over-berated actress … of my generation,” she said Saturday.
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