The big news of the day is actress Meryl Streep’s passionate take down of Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards, specifically citing his public mockery of a New York Times reporter with a physical disability who dared to cross the president-elect’s path. Mature adult that he is, Trump almost immediately started twittering about Streep, hurling personal insults at her because, well, he’s Donald Trump. And Trump had the audacity to say it didn’t happen and he would never mock a physically disabled person.
Of course, there is a very widely circulated video of Trump mocking the physical disability of a New York Times reporter (see photo above). One of Trump’s supporters popped up in a comment section trying to defend Trump by wondering why anyone would take Streep seriously, as she is a liberal talking to a liberal audience.
I imagine sitting at a bar enjoying a beverage with the person who wrote that comment and what I would want to say in response. “If you had a physical disability or a child or a spouse with one, and a man publically mocked that disability, would it matter to you if he was a conservative or a liberal, or would you just consider it demeaning, hateful and wrong?”