Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Quote About Trump & Journalists Is So Powerful


On Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards, Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for her contributions to film over the years. While the moment and the award were all about her and the many, many roles she's played over the years, things took a political turn when Streep spoke about Donald Trump and about the importance of freedom of press in 2017.

Streep decided to make her speech about basically everyone except for herself. The beginning of her speech was all about pointing out the achievements and backgrounds of many of the actors who were nominated that night, but, as it went on, she decided to talk about the state of the country today. First, without saying Trump's name, Streep said, apparently referencing a situation that made headlines in 2015,

(Trump has denied allegations that he mocked a disabled reporter.)

Streep went on to talk about freedom of the press and its importance in this day and age:

She continued,

Streep's speech is worth checking out in full in the video above.