Politics

‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won,’ Meghan McCain says

Meghan McCain, a Fox News host who has been critical of Donald Trump, joined in the conservative backlash against Meryl Streep’s speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony against the president-elect.

‘‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how — you will help him get re-elected,’’ McCain tweeted.

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McCain, whose father, Senator John McCain, has also spoken out against President-elect Trump, also retweeted messages that took issue with Streep’s remarks.

The actress spoke out against Trump — without mentioning him by name — while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, denouncing a speech in 2015 when the Republican flailed his arms in an apparent mocking of a disabled reporter.

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“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,” Streep said. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”

Trump has hit back at Streep, calling her “a Hillary lover” and “a Hillary flunky.” He insisted to The New York Times that his controversial speech was not meant to mock the reporter’s disability.

Streep supported Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, praising her at the Democratic National Convention in July for “her grit and her grace.”

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