I guess the line between politics and entertainment has been obliterated — along with any pretext of showing respect for people.
An actor can become president. A reality TV performer can become president. An actress can use an award acceptance speech to play politics.
At least Meryl Streep delivered her own speech instead of like Marlon Brando, who four decades ago sent an American Indian to turn down his Oscar statue and deliver a tirade about the treatment of American Indians.
“It sank its hooks in my heart,” Streep said at the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday. “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. 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.”
The sad part is that the target of this criticism is so thin-skinned he had to launch a fusillade of Twitter rejoinders in the middle of the night.
Trump now claims he does not know what the reporter in question looks like and was simply imitating someone groveling. Videos have been posted online showing him mocking others for so-called groveling.
“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” says the reporter in question, Serge Kovaleski. “I’ve interviewed him in his office,” he added. “I’ve talked to him at press conferences. All in all, I would say around a dozen times, I’ve interacted with him as a reporter while I was at The Daily News.”
“Trump 2016” posted a video claiming to prove his point. You be the judge:
Of course, Trump could not resist calling Streep an over-rated actress. That’s just his way.