Transcript for Trump Calls Meryl Streep 'Over-Rated' After Golden Globes Speech
No tweets yet from Donald Trump this morning but there is new fallout from that showdown between him and Meryl Streep and David Wright has all the details. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. Donald Trump is clearly still fuping over that speech and Meryl Streep is in good company. Trump almost seems to be at war with Hollywood these days and the question now, will they pay a price? After all they've made an enemy of the man who's about to be president. When the powerful use their position to bully other, we all lose. Reporter: Meryl Streep took trump to task among other things for mocking a "New York Times" reporter with a disability. Trump denies he did it but judge for yourself. You got to see this guy. Oh, I don't know what I said. Oh, I don't remember. It broke my heart when I saw it and I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't a movie. It was real life. You have perhaps the most highly regarded actress of her generation making an outright plea to people in Hollywood to remain vigilant and to defy. Reporter: Donald Trump may dismiss Streep now as one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, but just two years ago he called her work excellent. It's only prompted her fans to make this hashtag trend. Things trump thinks are overrated. Emmy Rossum tweeted, tax, audio recordings, factual information, spelling. Another listed, "Hamilton," Jon Stewart, Jerry seinfeld, Megyn Kelly. This week tweeted the best tweet, wow, what a great, smart tweet. Reporter: He's called "Snl" unwatchable and yet he can't seem to stop watching. ??? trump even took to task the new star of his old show, mocking Arnold's ratings the first week on "Apprentice." Schwarzenegger tweeted back I hope you'll work for all the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings. Trump is almost a member of this elite Hollywood club. He once did a song and dance number at the Emmy awards. ??? Green acres is the place to be ??? Reporter: He's done dozens of cameos over the years from "Fresh prince of bel-air." Another 50 grand I cut the grass for you every Saturday. Reporter: To "Home alone 2"? Down the hall to the left. Reporter: Even as he's about to take the most powerful job celebs don't seem to be all that intimidated for now. The same may not be true of their bosses. The Hollywood studios have a lot to lose under a president trump. I think that's why you're seeing the studio heads quiet on this issue or even coming out and being a little bit more gracious towards the new administration. Reporter: Plenty of folks say political speeches just don't belong at awards shows, that it's liberal Hollywood doing what they do, but by engaging it's trump who risks coming across as petty. In 2015 "The Hollywood reporter" asked Donald Trump his favorite actresses he named Julia Roberts and guess who, Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep. Okay, David Wright, thanks very much. Joining us Larry Hackett former editor of "People" magazine and ABC news political contributor Kristen Soltis Anderson. Larry, let me begin with you. Donald Trump kind of has a hate/love relationship with Hollywood. Did seem like this one got to him. It did. First of all, I want to say it was riveting television. The idea people don't want to see this kind of thick, I think that's debatable. I don't think people want to hear speeches thanking their agent and family so I think it was great stuff. I think he derives energy from this, right? He knows the entire nation is watching. He engages in debate now. Now we're still talking about it. He derives kind of political energy from these kind of things and let me point out, back in June, Meryl Streep appeared at a fund-raiser for the public theater in New York. Not a lot of people wearing it wearing a fat suit and wig about Donald Trump. I think that is part of the reason -- Might have remembered that, as well. Kristen Soltis Anderson, Larry is correct. That the president-elect gets some energy from all this. Clearly had that energy yesterday when he was tweeting but digs himself somewhat of a hole when he reminds everybody of that moment where he was mocking "The New York Times" reporter. Of course, he denies it but gives everybody an opportunity to show the tape again. Sure, in Meryl Streep's speech she sort of implies that part of Donald Trump's appeal was when he does things like insults reporters, mocks other people. I don't think that's why most people voted for Donald Trump. I think in some cases they voted for him in spite of the fact he had done those things. But certainly Donald Trump was able to survive the whole campaign with those kind of criticisms coming his way so it's unlikely that Meryl Streep in her speech to the folks at the golden globes was changing a lot of mights about Donald Trump. I don't think she was trying to change minds but my question is, is Donald Trump helping himself when he gets up in the morning and tweets about it? Well, he loves a good conflict. He loves fighting against any sort of elite establishment that he feels he hasn't been sufficiently allowed to be a part of, whether that's the media, whether that's Hollywood. He -- I agree that he derives a lot of energy and that he's never lost, I think, in picking these sorts of fights because it energizes people that like him and puts him on the side of a debate where most Americans tend to not pick the big elite, tend to not pick Hollywood or the media. If it's Donald Trump and football versus Meryl Streep and Hollywood, I think I know which side is probably going to win that argument. It's interesting, a paradox. I think by making that Streep Meryl Streep was saying let's not normalize his behavior. Trump tweets again and we become inured to the idea he tweets about these things and that normalizes that behavior. Larry Hackett and Kristen Soltis Anderson, thanks so much.
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