Author Stephen King has come to the defense of Meryl Streep after President-elect Trump tweeted a response to her Golden Globe speech.
Streep accused Trump of making fun of Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter.
King said Trump is “emotionally unqualified” to be president, tweeting, “Trump’s response to Meryl Streep–childish, churlish, petulant–is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. [Trump’s] emtoionally [sic] unqualified.”
Streep, who referred to Trump making jerking movements while discussing the reporter, said, “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t a movie; it was in real life.”
Trump responded on Monday saying that he never insulted the reporters congenital joint condition.
“Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked me last night at the Golden Globes,” he tweeted. “She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
“For the 100th time, I never ‘mocked’ a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him ‘groveling’ when he totally changed a 16-year-old story in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!”
Trump has denied many times that he was mocking Kovaleski’s disability during a speech he gave in 2015.
Trump’s response to Meryl Streep–childish, churlish, petulant–is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emtoionally unqualified.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 9, 2017
Meanwhile, a Twitter user posted a video showing Trump has often made similar gestures with his hands over the years, lending credibility to his claim that he was not, in fact, mocking the man’s disability.
— Jordan 🇺🇸 MAGA (@Miami4Trump) January 9, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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