“President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as ‘a Hillary lover’ early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony [Sunday], denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others,” reports Patrick Healy in The New York Times.
To see a video of Streep’s comments at the Globes, please click here.
Streep called out Trump for mocking a disabled reporter. Says the Times, “Mr. Trump, as he has done many times before, grew heated in the interview as he flatly denied that he had intended to make fun of the Times reporter, Serge F. Kovaleski.
The Times quotes Trump saying: “I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story.” The Times adds that Trump was “arguing that the reporter had been trying to back away from an article he wrote in September 2001 about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and elsewhere that month.”
The Times also quotes Trump saying in the interview: “People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing.”
Here’s is a video of the incident in question: