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At last night’s Golden Globes, Meryl Streep took the stage to speak out against President-Elect Donald Trump.

How are people in the Treasure Valley reacting to the iconic actor’s words?

While she did not call out Mr. Trump by name, Streep was most definitely airing her thoughts on our next president whilst accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award:

But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh, and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.

President-Elect Trump responded early this morning on his platform of choice:

Thing to know: Meryl Streep has won three Academy Awards, and has been nominated for said awards 19 times.

But I digress.

Here’s what people in the Treasure Valley have to say (via Twitter) about the Streep-Trump fued:

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