Trump hits back at Meryl Streep, calls actress ‘overrated’

Donald Trump (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Trump, a Republican, wrote on Twitter: “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.

“She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”

The tweet was Trump’s second public response to the Streep speech. Early on Monday, he said in a telephone interview with the New York Times: “People keep saying I intended to mock the reporter’s disability, as if Meryl Streep and others could read my mind, and I did no such thing.”

Streep was referring to a 2015 incident at a South Carolina rally where Trump flailed his arms and slurred in his speech in apparent ridicule of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a physical disability.

In his Twitter comments, Trump repeated his denial that he had mocked the reporter.