Tonight, Meryl Streep went up on the stage at the Golden Globes and made an impassioned speech about Donald Trump's attacks on immigrants, gays, and the media.
After pointing out all of the famous immigrants in the audience, Streep discussed Trump's making fun of a disabled reporter:
There was one performance this year that stunned me...not because it was good -- there was nothing good about it -- but it was effective...it did its job: it made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment that when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter -- someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart...and this instinct to humiliate when it's modeled by someone powerful filters into everyday life.
When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose....we need a principled press to hold power to account to call him out for every outrage. That's why our founders enshrined the press and our freedoms in the Constitution.
Members of the audience teared up when Streep spoke of holding Trump accountable.
Donald Trump doesn't appear to have seen the speech yet -- we haven't seen any tweets from him attacking Streep's work or calling her "Stupid!" But we can be pretty sure he will. Maybe we'll see an "I know you are but what am I?" soon...
Watch Meryl Streep's speech here: