Meryl Streep criticises Trump AGAIN as she admits it’s ‘terrifying’ to do so
Critically acclaimed actress Meryl Streep has delivered another criticism of Trump as she admits she was terrified to do it the first time.
The LGBT advocate was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign fundraiser in New York, where she was accepting an award for her support to the community.
In her speech, she claimed she had been attacked by “brownshirts and bots” for speaking out against the country’s new President.
The actress was attacked by Mr Trump after she used an acceptance speech at the Golden Globes to say how ashamed she was of his behaviour.
The President took to Twitter following the comments to call the most decorated performer in film history “overrated”.
Using a play on his words, Ms Streep told the gala she was the most “berated” actress for daring to criticise him.
“I am the most overrated and the most over-decorated and currently, I am the most over-berated actress, who likes football, of my generation,” she said.
“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead and it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to.
“You have to! You don’t have an option. You have to.”
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The term brownshirts refers to an early name used to describe a branch of the Nazis.
Building on her attack in January where she spoke about against Mr Trump’s portrayal of a disabled reporter, she said: “Evil prospers when good men do nothing”… ain’t that the truth.
“We shouldn’t be surprised that fundamentalists, of all stripes, everywhere, are exercised and fuming.
“We shouldn’t be surprised that these profound changes come at a much steeper cost than it seems would lie true in the 20th century.
“If we live through this precarious moment — if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn’t lead us to nuclear winter — we will have much to thank this president for.
“Because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is.”