President-elect Donald Trump hit back at esteemed actor Meryl Streep who criticized him in her acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles last night.
"She is a Hillary flunky who lost big," Trump tweeted, as he insisted once again that he never mocked reporter Serge Kovaleski at a South Carolina rally in November of last year.
Trump's denial that he never imitated Kovaleski, who has a congenital joint condition, is absurd and a most concerning trait in a future president. As is the reality with most of Trump's disparaging antics that play to his audience, they are obvious and highly-documented in film of his own behavior. Trump's denial is nothing more than a backtracking of reality, and thinking people who are fact-based are not humiliated into submission over Donald Trump and his outlandish arrogance that what we saw before our very eyes is not the truth.
This deeply troubling trait of Trump's tendency to lie about reality may play well with his voters -- although many have criticized this trait -- but it doesn't play well with me or with fearless people like Meryl Streep.
President-elect Trump is now facing a nation of Americans, propelled to office by three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton in a nation where about one in four eligible voters actually supported him. This is no mandate of citizen admiration of Trump's despicable, deplorable inability to accept responsibility for his own actions. It's the sign of a very weak, insecure personality.
Read more about Meryl Streep's powerful speech that denounces the president-elect.