Donald Trump has attacked Oscar-winner Meryl Streep on Twitter, after she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to criticise Mr Trump’s impression of a disabled reporter during his campaign for the presidency. The President-elect called Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”, accusing her of being a “Hillary flunky who lost big”.
It kind of broke my heart, and I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.
Meryl Streep in her speech
The billionaire, who will become President on 20 January, was apparently doing an impression of Serge Kovaleski when he waved his arms around erratically during a rally. The episode was widely criticised. Defending himself on Twitter, Mr Trump said he “never 'mocked’ a disable reporter”, he added he “would never do that”.