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Streep vs. Trump, Round 2: Actress calls out tendency to 'lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate'

Streep vs. Trump, Round 2: Actress calls out tendency to 'lash and intimidate, punish and humiliate'

In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Trump and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January. 

Addressing a cheering audience at a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT group, Streep referred to Trump's tweet after her Globes speech, in which he called the celebrated actress “overrated.” 

“Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated and currently, I am the most over-berated actress of my generation,” she said to laughs. 

She noted that she wished she could simply stay home “and...

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