Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony has stirred a feud between President-elect Donald Trump and the Hollywood elite, following actress Meryl Streep’s ridiculing the Republican in her acceptance speech.
Between interview commentary and emotionally charged tweets, it’s clear Hollywood liberals are more than just at odds with Trump; they seek to undermine him at any given opportunity.
Singer and actress Barbara Streisand is the latest elite to jump on board the anti-Trump train with Streep. In a Monday interview on MSNBC’s Hardball, Streisand exclaimed she is not sure how America can take “four years of this,” in regards to a Trump presidency.
During the phone interview with host Chris Matthews, Streisand said:
“I thought she said what she said beautifully. And It’s easy enough to see the video online of Trump mocking — you just showed it — I completely agree with Meryl. It was a heartbreaking moment and so beneath the dignity of the presidency, let alone any respectful person. What we need more is kindness and common decency. And what he did, how he reacted and how he needs — he has the need to talk back and insult anybody who doesn’t agree with him, and that’s pretty disgraceful.”
She then used children as part of her rhetoric, claiming that “little girls were heartbroken” when Hillary Clinton did not emerge victorious in the 2016 presidential election:
“What’s the signal to little children who watch television and see this behavior of the soon to be president of the United States? Little girls were heartbroken when Hillary Clinton didn’t get to to be president. So I think it’s what they see. Children will listen, I sang that in a song once, and you know they will see and they will learn. And you know I’m in the middle of having my teeth cleaned. You caught me at a disadvantage.”
Furthermore, Streisand deemed Trump as untrustworthy and disingenuous because he put a price tag on tickets for his New Year’s Eve Party. She made no mention that Clinton charged an exuberant admittance fee for many of her private events on the campaign trail:
“That is why you can’t trust anything he says because if you get on his wrong side, he will blast you negatively… He had a New Year’s Eve party, but he wasn’t generous to give that to his followers as a president. He had to charge for it and put that money into this club. Don’t you think that’s a little strange?”
Streisand then concluded:
“I was very proud of her. She’s a wonderful actress and that he had to denigrate her talent because she spoke out. Why is he not sitting through briefings rather then tweeting this nonsense and rating wars with Arnold Schwarzenegger? I don’t know how we’re going to take four years of this.”
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