Following president-elect Trump’s jab at “Hillary Flunky” Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump tirade at The Golden Globes, The White House has defended the actress’ “carefully considered message” as protected by her “first amendment rights.”
President-elect Trump was clear how he felt about Streep’s speech…
“Meryl 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!”
And now, as The Hill reports, President Obama’s top spokesman on Monday defended actress Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech that criticized President-elect Donald Trump.
“She clearly was delivering a thoughtful, carefully considered message that she believes in deeply,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
“It seemed to me to be fairly straightforward exercise of her First Amendment rights as a citizen of the United States,” he added.
Earnest said he has not spoken to Obama about the speech, but predicted the president wouldn’t publicly echo Streep’s criticisms while he is still in office.
Earnest concluded with a final jab at Trump…
“He’s got institutional responsibilities… He has to set aside those personal feelings in order to preside over an effective transition… The president has faithfully presided over a process that has done exactly that.”
Obama is an admirer of the Academy Award-winning actress. He awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.