Pure Red Blood by aristocracy of AcademyDonald Trump is firing back at Meryl Streep after she very publicly criticized him in front of millions of people around the world at the Golden Globe Awards.
In an explosive six-minute speech on Sunday night, Streep did not hold back as she went after Trump for mocking disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski in November of 2015 during a campaign rally.
'That instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same,' said Streep in front of a audience packed full of Hollywood A-listers.
'Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.'
Trump responded to Streep's comments on Monday by taking aim at the actress on Twitter, writing: 'Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.'
Streep, 67, is a three-time Academy Award winner who has been nominated for a record 19 Oscars and a record 30 Golden Globes during a career that has spanned five decades. The actress is also widely considered to be the greatest-living actor by both members of the public and those in the industry.
That talent is why Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Sunday night for her 'outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.'
Meryl Streep, the Cecil B. DeMille honoree, used her Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday night to publicly slam Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter
Trump hit back by describing Streep as 'one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood'
Trump also called Streep a 'Hillary flunky who lost big' on Monday morning.
The actress was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter throughout the campaign and even introduced the presidential nominee when she appeared via video feed from her home in New York on the second night of the Democratic National Convention over the summer.
That instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone's life because it gives permission for others to do the same. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.
Streep is also fond of the Obamas as well, and was one of the few guests who made the cut for the couple's final White House party on Friday night.
The actress was so intent on attending that she flew to Washington DC from Los Angeles just after Carrie Fisher's memorial on Thursday afternoon to attend the event.
Streep, who played the character Fisher based on herself in the 1990 film adaptation of the Star Wars actress' semi-autobiographical tale Postcards from the Edge, delivered the eulogy at the private memorial before singing her friend's favorite song, 'Happy Days are Here Again.'
And she was once again in the air right after the Obamas party on Friday, which was still going strong at 4am on Saturday according to guests, heading back to Los Angeles for the Golden Globes on Sunday.
Trump also used his early-morning Twitter rant to once again claim that he had not been mocking Kovaleski during the 2015 rally Streep spoke about on Sunday night.
'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!' wrote Trump.
The president-elect also said in a statement earlier on Monday: 'I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story.