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Meryl Streep to Trump: 'The Post' Movie Will Make You More Respectful

Meryl Streep to Trump: 'The Post' Movie Will Make You More Respectful
Meryl Streep at the premiere of "The Post" in Washington, D.C. (Dennis Van Tine/AP)

By    |   Friday, 15 December 2017 04:16 PM

Meryl Streep — who launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards this year — says the commander-in-chief should see her new film about The Washington Post because it will make him have more "respect" for people he disagrees with.

"I actually think he may really like 'The Post,' weirdly, because it is a great movie, a patriotic movie," the three-time Oscar winner told the Washington Square News.

"The Post," directed by Steven Spielberg, stars Meryl Streep as legendary Post publisher, Kay Graham, and fellow Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as her hard-charging editor, Ben Bradlee.

It's the true-life tale of the paper's legally risky efforts in 1971 to report on The Pentagon Papers, a collection of top-secret documents that detailed a massive cover-up by the United States about its involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.

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The movie — which is receiving rave reviews and was named best film of the year by the National Board of Review — is set to land in New York theaters on Dec. 22, followed by a nationwide release on Jan. 12, 2018.

Streep said she believes the movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, would transform Trump in some ways.

"What effect do I hope it will have on him? Well, he would stop the shenanigans and give some respect for people who are operating on their principles and not on their appetite," she said.

Last January, as she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes, Streep drew a loud standing ovation for a speech that bluntly criticized Trump.

During that address, she zeroed in on Trump's alleged mocking of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. Trump, who denies making fun of the journalist, hit back at Streep, calling her "overrated."

"The Post," from 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks, is rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence.

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Meryl Streep - who launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump at the Golden Globe Awards this year - says the commander-in-chief should see her new film about The Washington Post because it will make him have more "respect" for people he disagrees with.
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