Meryl Streep Gives Blistering Anti-Trump Golden Globes Speech

Meryl Streep accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

While receiving the Cecile B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards for her esteemed career in the film industry, actress Meryl Streep gave a blistering, passionate speech criticizing Donald Trump’s “instinct to humiliate.”

Never referencing the president-elect by name, Streep specifically referred to an incident at one of Trump’s campaign events from November of 2015, in which he mocked a disabled reporter at a rally.

The most poignant part of the speech came when she discussed the trickle down effects of public displays of humiliation.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it kinda filters down into everyone else’s life. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”

Full video can be found here.


Alex Mohajer is the Founder of Bros4America. He formerly served as the Political Director of Bros4Hillary. You may tweet him at @alexmohajer or e-mail him here.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com