Donald Trump Called Meryl Streep ‘Overrated’ After She Denounced Him At Golden Globes, But Just Over A Year Ago He Had Called Her An ‘Excellent’ Actress [Opinion]

Donald Trump was quick to offer a rebuttal of the accusation, taking to Twitter to not only defend his actions but also to call Meryl Streep an “overrated” actress who was vilifying him because she was a “Hillary flunky who lost big.”

Later on Monday night, in an interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump said that he was not surprised that “liberal movie people” were attacking him, and he flatly denied the accusation that he had ever mocked a reporter because of his disability.

“I was never mocking anyone. I was calling into question a reporter who had gotten nervous because he had changed his story. People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing.”

Meryl Streep and Donald Trump

However, it appears Trump’s denial of the accusation is just another example of his inconsistency. The president-elect’s denouncement of Meryl Streep as an “overrated” actress seems to spring more from what she said earlier in the day about him, rather than an actual critique of the actress’ performances in front of the camera.

In fact, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump had called Meryl Streep one of his favorite actresses in 2015. During an interview with Janice Min, when asked who were his favorite actresses in Hollywood, Trump had named Streep as an “excellent” actress that he truly admired.

“Julia Roberts is terrific, and many others. Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too,” Donald Trump had said.

So it is possible that Trump’s denouncement of Streep as an “overrated” actress only happened because the Hollywood queen did Trump no favors by calling on the principal press to hold the president-elect accountable for all his actions once he steps into office on January 20.

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