Donald Trump, a jerk

Oh, please, Meryl Streep. Are we really supposed to feel sorry for Hollywood and the media because they are the most "vilified" segments of society. First, it's not true. Obviously so. Second, stop feeling so sorry for yourself, as if you had it so bad. Third, you and your Hollywood snobs helped elect Donald Trump with the elitist scolding of the kind that you spouted at the Golden Globes award. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but millions of Americans are fed up with being told they are deplorable, ignorant and completely bonkers for voting for Trump. For crying out loud, give it a rest.

But Donald Trump managed to outdo you in every regard with his double-barreled tweets in response. For his child-like posts, Trump should be handed the Jerk of the Year award. Not for challenging Streep, but for doing it such a narcissistic, child-like voice, as he said:

trumpMeryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him "groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!

First, she's not overrated, and, Donald,  you look like a whiny kid for saying so. Second, yes, you mocked that reporter; do you think that we're all so stupid that we couldn't see it for what it was. You're like the kid who has  to put someone else down to make yourself feel better.

Vice President Joe Biden got it right when he told you to grow up.  Being a public figure (whether it's a TV star, a politician or a newspaper columnist), is a path you chose and the crap will come back at you. Be a man. For a change.

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  • Donald Trump is absolutely a jerk. But why do you start your column by attacking Meryl Streep. We all have to call out this odious con man.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Because the blame for trump in the WH falls on her, the rest of the Hollywood elite, and the political correctness run amok. Beating up on trump is too obvious. What's not so obvious is to call out the jerks that got us this jerk to begin w.

  • In reply to Hawks:

    Hear, hear.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Call out the odious con man all you (and I) like. But why should that keep me from calling out Streep for helping to get jerks like Trump get elected?

  • Dennis, I think Meryl Streep was quite correct in her speech. I think using the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's gathering to speak this way was very smart. Likewise, I think your focus on the president-elect's response was a good one. Can he let any criticism stand unanswered?

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    Dennis, I think it will take awhile for non-trump voters to "give it a rest". After all, they did vote in a totally unqualified Jerk for President to the country's detriment.

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    Stop with the name calling. Both sides should grow up.
    Of course Meryl and Hollywood are going to act out -- this is what they do when their preferred reality doesn't happen. They get to say whatever they want (we don't) and are lauded as fearless and brave for saying it in front of an audience where 99.9% agree with them. I was neither surprised nor angry, since my reaction was, "Oh, were the Golden Globes on last night?"
    There was only 1 possible appropriate response by President-elect Trump to Meryl's speech: Silence. He's not a candidate anymore, he's the almost-president of all of America. The soon-to-be-former occupant of the White House could've been president of all of America any time he wanted, but he chose to spend the last 8 years as a divider and disparager. I'm tired of it. It's the M-O of the left, and I hope Trump will do better. It's a pretty low hurdle.
    Even though it's a stretch to think that Hollywood actors know any history, I think Ms. Streep may have been so embarrassed to accept an award named after a notorious racist that she decided on a political attack instead of a gracious acceptance. Just a hunch.

  • In reply to FreeMarketMaven:

    Well said.

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