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Kellyanne Conway calls out Meryl Streep for using her 'platform' to incite 'people's worst instincts'

Actress Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes has already prompted President-elect Donald Trump to lash out, and now his top advisers are weighing in, too. In a Monday morning interview on Fox & Friends, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway expressed her concerns about how Streep's criticisms of Trump — which ranged from his "performance" on the campaign trail to the time he publicly mocked a reporter with a disability — could make the incoming administration's job of forging unity that much harder. "We have to now form a government," Conway said, "and I'm concerned that now somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep is inciting people's worst instincts."

Streep, without calling Trump out by name, remarked during her Sunday night speech that "the instinct to humiliate, when it's modeled by someone on a public platform, filters down into everybody's life."

"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence; when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose," Streep said.

Conway suggested that instead, Streep should've gotten up there and said, "'I didn't like it, but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him.'" Which Trump, Conway added, "has actually done from moment one."

Catch Conway's criticism of Streep's speech below. Becca Stanek