After Meryl Streep Went After Trump, the Most Unlikeliest of People Came to his Defense

If you follow politics or even culture, then by now you know about the classless attack on President-elect Donald Trump at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards by Meryl Streep. Streep hijacked the awards ceremony while she was receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award to go after Trump and claim that elites in Hollywood, along with the press, are the real victims in society. For good measure, she decided to shine an even greater spotlight on Hollywood snobbery by making a snide comment about those who watch football and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Of course, it didn’t take long for Trump to do what Trump does when he is, or even perceives that he is, attacked. He hits back. This time with a series of tweets on Twitter.

Continuing the Hollywood tone of wanting those they don’t like or oppose politically to just take their claptrap and shut up, director Stephen King criticized Trump’s response with his own tweet.

Surprisingly, one of the people you would least expect to come to Trump’s defense did just that. Who was that person?

None other than former CNN host Piers Morgan.

Morgan didn’t limit his defense of Trump to Twitter. He wrote a column in the Daily Mail entitled, “Sorry, Meryl but that hypocritical anti-Trump rant was easily the worst performance of your career.” Here are a few golden parts of that column.

In response to Streep’s comment about football and MMA, Morgan called her out on her snobbery.

She then said that if all the ‘outsiders and foreigners’ were kicked out of Hollywood, ‘you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.’


I haven’t heard such elitist snobbery since Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters ‘a basket of deplorables’.

For your information, Ms Streep, tens of millions of ordinary Americans love football and the MMA and would be quite happy watching their favourite sports at the expense of the next Woody Allen film.

To her claim that the disabled reporter who she accused Trump of bullying not having power or influence, Morgan reminded her that he actually has both since he is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from the New York Times, a newspaper which has attacked Trump for decades.

The real kicker for Piers Morgan was when Streep uttered these words.

‘Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.’

Morgan said he literally laughed out loud at the hypocrisy of her words since Hollywood encourages more disrespect and violence than any other industry just to make a buck. He then calls into question Meryl Streep’s audacity to stand on a soap box and take the moral high ground against Trump when she stood and gave director Roman Polanski, who raped a 13-year old child, a standing ovation in 2003 when he received the Academy Award for Best Director.

He also addressed her standing up for the press and calling for the press to stand up to Trump by reminding her that the American media revealed themselves to be partisan hacks for Hillary Clinton during this presidential campaign. In addition, he reminded Streep about Barack Obama’s continuously withholding information requested via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as well as going after whistleblowers who served as sources for journalists. To all this, Morgan did not hold back his criticism of her hypocrisy.

“So yes, the stench of hypocrisy throughout Streep’s speech was putridly pungent.”

Morgan opened up his column by saying he is a huge fan of Meryl Streep so I applaud him for his ability to offer criticism of Streep hijacking the Golden Globes for her personal political attack.

“How much more effective would it have been had the most powerful woman in Hollywood called for unity not division, demanded a stop to all the teeth-gnashing and wailing over the election result, and urged Donald Trump in his inauguration speech to preach tolerance, fairness and equality?”

In her elitist hypocrisy, she squandered a moment where she could have used her power and influence to call for unity but instead she opened up the divisive wounds even further putting her arrogance on full display.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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