Here's what a couple of viewers posted well before Trump fired back:
Please let Donald Trump be stupid enough to tweet "Meryl Streep is overrated."— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) January 9, 2017
Trump is currently drafting a tweet to trash Meryl Streep, but can't figure out what to say bc he can't use words like "loser" & "overrated"— Jonathan Merritt (@JonathanMerritt) January 9, 2017
The New York Times got the first quotes from Trump, early Monday morning after the Golden Globes broadcast. The President-elect said he had not seen Streep's speech, but he was "not surprised" that he was attacked by "liberal movie people," and dismissed Streep herself as "a Hillary lover."
Later, Trump took to his favorite medium -- Twitter -- to share more thoughts on the 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.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
In her speech, while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Streep mentioned that incident, when Trump appeared to mock a disabled reporter, saying it "kind of broke my heart." "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."
Viewers seemed divided along party lines in response to the speech, and will probably remain divided after Trump's tweets. But at least Twitter had some fun with his quotes Monday morning, getting #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated and Hillary Flunky trending with thousands of tweets.
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