Actress Meryl Streep on Sunday said that the country "should be afraid" of President TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE because of what she thinks the president might do to keep himself and his family out of trouble, noting that she would "do anything" to get her children out of trouble.

"I'm scared. I'm scared by him, by his possibility," Streep said during a sit-down with Stephen Colbert at the annual Montclair Film fundraiser in New Jersey.


"And I do empathize with him. I can’t imagine what his 3 a.m. is like," she continued, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "There’s a gathering storm — everyone feels it, he feels it. His children are in jeopardy, and I feel that. I think, 'What if my children were in jeopardy?' I would do anything — anything — to get them out of trouble. So we should be afraid. That’s what I think.”

The multiple award-winning actress has been an outspoken critic of Trump since before he won the White House. During a speech at the 2017 Golden Globes to accept a lifetime achievement award, Streep lashed out at Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability, saying it "broke my heart when I saw it."

She has since spoken out about a number of Trump administration policies and comments by the president.

Trump shot back at Streep after the Globes comment, calling her "overrated” and a “Hillary [Clinton] flunky who lost big.”