For the seemingly billionth time, Trump has contradicted himself.
The President-elect fired shots at Meryl Streep following her thinly-veiled bashing of him at the Golden Globes. Trump had the nerve to call the most decorated thespian in history "overrated." But it turns out, just last year Trump praised Streep as one of the best.
She had to know he was going to fire back. Trump is infamous for logging onto Twitter whenever anyone attacks him, and Streep’s speech was one hell of a bashing.
When accepting her lifetime achievement award during the ceremony, the actress was openly critical of the future President, though she refrained from saying his name. She specifically referenced an incident where Trump’s accused of mocking a disabled reporter.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it,” Streep said. “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.” She went on, in no uncertain terms, to call him a “bully.”
Like all the great, thick-skinned Presidents before him, Trump threw a fit and whined about the speech on Twitter:
Besides the “overrated” claim, he reiterated that he wasn’t mocking that reporter for being disabled, but because the reporter was backtracking on a previous story about Trump.
But it’s that “overrated” bit that has everyone chuckling today, because not a year and a half ago, Trump was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. During that Q&A, when Trump was asked which actresses he loves, he responded:
“Julia Roberts is terrific, and many others. Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too. The problem is I’ll name three or four or five [actresses] and then the hundred that I know will be insulted, and I don’t mean to insult them.”
While this isn’t as important as, say, deciding whether or not to drop nuclear bombs, it is just one more ridiculous example of The Donald flip-flopping all over the place.