Meryl Streep admitted she is afraid of President Donald Trump, and warns that others should be, too.
The Academy Award-winning actress explained that her fear comes from a place of empathy with how he must be feeling with some of his children being “in jeopardy” under Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
— Meryl_Streep133 (@anitaraquelg) December 2, 2018
Streep, a frequent critic of the president, spoke Saturday to an audience of about 2,800 at an event at New Jersey’s Performing Arts Center titled, “An Evening with Stephen Colbert,” Fox News reported.
Meryl Streep had a long, quality talk with Stephen Colbert and there are only short bits available… That’s a crime against humanity… pic.twitter.com/o5EJ6INDSM
— Barb ?️ (@mammasbarbie) December 2, 2018
She told “The Late Show host” Stephen Colbert, that she is “scared” by Trump and his thoughts about his adult children, Eric Trump, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, in light of Mueller reportedly looking into the role of Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr.in a real estate deal for a Trump Tower Moscow.
“I’m scared by (Trump),” Streep told Colbert during the Montclair Film Festival talk.
“By his possibility,” she said. “I empathize with him.”
“I can’t imagine what his 3 a.m. is like. There is a gathering storm. Everybody feels it. He feels it. His children are in jeopardy and I feel that,” she explained. “I think, what if my children were jeopardy? I would do anything. Anything! To get them out of trouble. So we should be afraid.”
— Donald Cussen (@devpuck1) December 2, 2018
ok i want to drink a martini with meryl streep ? pic.twitter.com/odTj2Inw7i
— weronika ♡ (@mervfrid) December 2, 2018
Colbert introduced the 69-year-old actress to the audience as the “greatest living actor of our generation,” but then added Trump’s characterization of her as “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood.” Streep had slammed the president after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Golden Globes show.
— Thom Powers (@thompowers) December 2, 2018
While Streep’s fans on the left hung on her every word, many on Twitter blasted the actress for her comments and the audacity to think the rest of the world cares what she thinks.
Can’t these people go 5 minutes without thinking about Trump?
— Donna Jean (@YellowstoneDJ) December 3, 2018
Yawn. Another day, another political comment from someone in Hollywood who thinks the masses actually give a shit what they think.
— Bobby B. (@barker0522) December 3, 2018
Ugh. We already know she hates Trump. Why is she still talking about him? Get over it! Get used to him! Move on Lady! Let it go! Make movies!
— Coco Steel (@CocoSteel1) December 2, 2018
Ignorance is a blessing, otherwise it would be frightening to go through life as stupid and self-absorbed as Meryl Streep. I’d like to see Meryl Streep work as a waitress for a year.
— Rafael (@Rafael54356577) December 3, 2018
Meryl Streep should stick to acting as I do not give one fig to what she has to say about the Trumps. She is a traitor, in my eyes-to the USA, and she would best serve to keep her thoughts to herself.
— M Ann Hatton (@3sonscpa) December 3, 2018