Meghan McCain: ‘This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won’
Conservative commentator Meghan McCain on Sunday criticized actress Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes dig at Donald Trump, saying it shows that Hollywood doesn’t understand the forces behind Trump’s victory.
“This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won,” McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), tweeted Sunday night.
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
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
“It was that moment, when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter — someone he out-ranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back,” she continued.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie; it was in real life.”
“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. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” Streep said.