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Golden Globes 2017

Donald Trump takes a swipe at 'over-rated' Meryl Streep after her Golden Globes speech

At Sunday's Golden Globes, Meryl Streep gave an impassioned 6-minute speech about the value of the arts and a free press, and although she did not mention his name once, she included some swipes at President-elect Donald Trump, saying it broke her heart when "the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter," adding: "This instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone on a public platform, filters down into everybody's life. It gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence; when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose"

Early Monday, right on cue, Trump fired up the Twitter machine and began his official retort. "Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes," he began. He called Streep a "Hillary flunky who lost big," and said he "never 'mocked' a disabled reporter" for the reporter's disability. His Streep tweets came immediately after Trump threw a little shade at Fox News chief Rupert Murdoch, so maybe the president-elect just didn't have a great weekend. Streep is not on Twitter, but if you want to adjudicate the spat yourself, you can watch the incident in dispute below. Peter Weber