Meryl Streep Tells Why People “Should Be Afraid” of Trump

Meryl Streep has added her voice to the conversation about why people should be wary of the message Donald Trump preaches.

Recall that the three-time Oscar winner, who is considered by critics to be the greatest living actress, criticised Trump during her Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globes for mocking a disabled reporter, the then-president-elect dismissed Streep as “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.”

And so speaking with Stephen Colbert this month at his annual onstage conversation to raise money for Montclair Film, Streep said the president’s tweet, “is perhaps the greatest honor she has ever been given.”

She went further stated that “we should be afraid” of “[Trump’s] possibility.” 

“I’m scared. I’m scared by him, by his possibility,” she said. “And I do empathize with him. I can’t imagine what his 3 a.m. is like. There’s a gathering storm—everyone feels it, he feels it. His children are in jeopardy, and I feel that. I think, ‘What if my children were in jeopardy?’ I would do anything — anything — to get them out of trouble. So we should be afraid. That’s what I think.”

Watch the two-hour interview here.

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