Meghan McCain says Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech is ‘why Trump won,’ and faces backlash

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Meryl Streep speaking at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
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Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night’s Golden Globes to criticize President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled New York Times reporter during his campaign.

“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie,” Streep said. “It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Streep’s remarks have been applauded by many in and out of Hollywood. But Meghan McCain, a Fox News contributor who is a daughter of Republican Sen. John McCain, used Twitter on Sunday night to knock Streep’s speech:

This followed with many people who supported Streep’s speech going after McCain:

But the most heated was comedian Billy Eichner, who tweeted this reaction to McCain’s tweet:

McCain fired back:

That led the “Billy on the Street” host to react in a series of tweets:

Watch Streep’s remarks from the Golden Globes on Trump below:

At tonight’s #GoldenGlobeswe honor Hollywood legend Meryl Streep with the prestigious CecilB. Demille Award. pic.twitter.com/dxpeCDNXY6

#GoldenGlobespic.twitter.com/dxpeCDNXY6January9, 2017