Did Donald Trump just contradict himself by calling Meryl Streep an over-rated actress?

Meryl Streep’s outstanding speech at the Golden Globes has become talk of the town. Of course, you all must be aware of how the actress took a massive dig at the President, Donald Trump in her acceptance speech. To which, the President even retorted back with a series of tweets. However, we feel that those tweets were definitely uncalled for and highly contradictory to his own statement.  A reporter from The Hollywood Reporter, in 2015, had questioned Trump, “any actress you love?” To this, Trump had replied, “Julia Roberts is terrific, and many others. Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too,” Trump said in 2015. “The problem is I’ll name three or four or five and then the hundred that I know will be insulted, and I don’t mean to insult them.”

For all those who are unaware of what unfolded at the Golden Globes yesterday, let us divulge more. The 67 year old actress was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award (which is basically a lifetime achievement award) at the Golden Globes on January 9. As her acceptance speech, instead of talking about her films and giving a thank you speech, the Streep decided to address the crowd and talk about their newly elected President. Keeping a critical tone to her speech, the Sohpie’s Choice actress opened up on the current political stance of the country and about their ‘honourable’ President, Donald Trump.

In her speech, she particularly directed a portion to hit straight to Trump as she brought an incident to light. It was about the time when he made remarks about a New York Times journalist Serge F. Kovaleski’s illness, arthrogryposis. The condition limits the abilities of a person’s joints. During his campaign, Trump was very insensitive about it and made remarks on a public platform about the same. Streep brought this incident to limelight yet again as she stated, “There was one performance this year that stunned me,” she said. “It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. (ALSO READ – Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep ‘over-rated’ on Twitter and gets trolled by her fans in response)

“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.” She further continued, “And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled 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,” the actress said.

Well, having made sure bold digs at the President who is known to hit back, Trump did exactly what was expected of him. He was quick to tweet, “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a…..” Oh and it didn’t end there. He further went on to call her a Hillary flunky as he tweeted, “Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him…….” and finally concluded, “”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!” (ALSO READ – Meryl Streep’s powerful speech at the Golden Globe Awards is everything we want to say to Donald Trump)

As you can see, the President was surely mighty pissed and he did exactly what everyone expects him to do. What’s funny is the fact that he is the same man who called Meryl an excellent actress in an interview in 2015. This is not the first time Trump has lashed back at people (especially media) for making a mountain out of a mole hill. He simply can’t stand it when he is being faced with facts and criticised for his actions. Instead his response is a classic ‘schoolboy’ kinda reaction where he is defensive and prefers to bring down the person with his words.

Looks like Trump definitely needs to go back to his old interviews videos before making such blunt statements, just to avoid contradictions. Meryl Streep’s powerful speech sparked responses from Bollywood stars as well. From Alia Bhatt to Anurag Kashyap, everyone supported her words and stated how it is imperative to speak up against injustice and fight back. Did you see her speech? Oh don’t worry. We’ve attached it above so you can just play it on your devices. Do tell us your thoughts on it once you finish watching it. Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.