by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, everyone expected left-leaning Hollywood celebrities to take shots at President-Elect Donald Trump, who nearly all of them violently opposed during the campaign. And shots there were galore, from friendly barbs via host Jimmy Fallon, to more intense criticism of Trump’s immigration policies and stance towards vetting Islamic immigrants and refugees.
But it was one very long speech — practically a lecture — from Hollywood legend Meryl Streep, in her acceptance of a Lifetime Achievement Award, that brought liberals and nearly the entire press corps to its collective feet online.
Steep starts out by listing how many actors were born in other nations, suggesting Trump might deport them:
“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts,” she said.
But then she reached an emotional moment, pausing for deep effect, as she recalled the most stunning “performance”of the year — but it wasn’t in a film. It was when Donald Trump “mocked a disabled reporter” in a speech.
‘It was that moment when a person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter – someone he outranked in privilege, in power and in the capacity to fight back.”
The portion of that Meryl Streep speech that stunned and silenced the Golden Globes. pic.twitter.com/QIcQfTqDqB
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
As the DailyMail reported:
‘There was nothing good about it, but it did its job,’ Streep said in her powerful speech that left many teary-eyed. ‘It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life. ‘That instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same. ‘Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.’
Trump came under fire in 2015 for mocking New York Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski by impersonating the journalist’s physical handicap.
Social media then EXPLODED with praise for Streep calling out the “bully” Trump…
There’s only one problem with this story about Trump and the disabled reporter…it is a complete and total LIE.
Perhaps the biggest lie told in the entire 2016 presidential campaign.
In November 2015, Trump uncovered the fact that a Washington Post reporter, Serge Kovaleski, reported in 2007 that Muslims in NYC were seen celebrating the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
But after Trump exposed his original story, Kovaleski, in 2015 with the NYTimes, tried to backtrack his account.
Trump ridiculed the reporter’s convenient change of heart in a now “infamous” speech that the media attacked as “mocking a disabled reporter,” because Kovaleski was born with a congenital joint condition that limits the mobility of his wrists. The media ran this photo ad nauseum, purportedly showing Trump horribly mocking the disability…
The problem is, Trump’s gesture does not match the reporter’s demeanor, and also Trump has frequently used the same gesture to mock others when they are flustered or caught in a lie — such as his GOP rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Here is the first video showing Trump’s speech, and an interview with Kovaleski, who does not show any “spastic” behavior Trump showed:
And here is Trump, in a speech made weeks earlier — mocking Ted Cruz with the exact same gesture:
And here is a video showing how Trump has used the EXACT SAME gesture for YEARS…including a 2005 appearance on CNN with wife Melania!
See 1:46 in video for the final word on this fake “controversy”….
Trump did NOT mock a disabled reporter.
Trump commonly uses this gesture to represent someone flustered, or caught in a lie — and has done so for at least 12 years.
But the media was able to invent a narrative that Trump “bullied a disabled person” — and thus wiped the evidence of Muslim celebrations of 9/11 off the news pages, while badly harming Trump’s image. Hillary’s Super PAC even ran ads repeating the smear for months.
This is a complete and total lie — a libel, in fact — endlessly repeated by the mainstream media, and now repeated for millions of Americans by Meryl Streep — to smear the President-Elect.
Is there no limit to how low a level liberals will stoop for political gain?
The liberal media will NEVER report the facts about this matter…PLEASE SHARE on Facebook to get out the TRUTH…