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Kellyanne Conway: Where's Streep's Compassion for Disabled Chicago Man?

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By    |   Monday, 09 Jan 2017 08:16 AM

Kellyanne Conway took Meryl Streep to task Monday for her Golden Globes speech attacking President-elect Donald Trump, complaining the award-winning actress' words came because her candidate lost the November election and asking why she did not address the live-streamed attack of a mentally disabled man in Chicago last week.

"I'm glad Meryl Streep has such a passion for the disabled, because I didn't hear her weigh in or even use her platform to give the shoutout to the mentally challenged boy tortured live on Facebook for half an hour, by four young African-American adults who were screaming racial and anti-Trump expletives and forcing him to put his head in toilet water," Conway, who is Trump's incoming White House counsel, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends."

"I want to hear from her today, if she wants to continue her platform on behalf of the disabled," Conway continued.

During her speech, given while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, Streep referred to comments Trump made during the 2016 campaign, while not mentioning his name.

She also said the one "performance" that stood out for her was when he attacked The New York Times' Serge Kovaleski, who has disabilities, by waving his arms about when speaking about him.

"There was nothing good about it, but it did its job," she said. "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn't in a movie; it was in real life."

"Donald Trump is absolutely right," Conway said of a series of tweets the president-elect posted Monday morning, where he attacked Streep as an "over-rated" actress and insisted he's debunked several times the reports claiming he mocked Kovaleski.

"He debunked this so many times," Conway said. "She sounds like 2014. The election is over. She lost. He is absolutely right about something, too: All everybody in that audience very few exceptions was a single myopic mind how they want the election to go, how they expected the election to go. They lost."

Instead, Conway said she wishes Streep would have said, while she didn't like the results of the election, "'he is our president, and we'll support him.'"

But being it is Hollywood, Conway said, she believes there is a lot of "self-pity, [but] a lot more self-awareness would do them some charm" instead of "talking about how vilified poor Hollywood is, in their gazillion dollar gowns."

Conway continued she is concerned when someone with a platform like Streep uses it while "inciting people's worst instincts, when she won't get up there and say, 'I didn't like it, but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him, which he has done from moment one.

"The moment he won, he said, 'I will be president of all people.'"

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Kellyanne Conway Monday took Meryl Streep to task for her Golden Globes speech attacking President-elect Donald Trump, complaining that the award-winning actress' words came because her candidate lost the November election and asking why she did not address the...
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