As the 2017 Golden Globes came to a close, actress Meryl Streep was set to given an acceptance speech for winning the Cecil B. Demille Award. However, Streep focused her entire time on stage to ripping Donald Trump, which caused an expected negative reaction from the president-elect.

"The View" on Trump

It was just hours after Meryl Streep exited the stage and the Golden Globes came to an end that Donald Trump issued his first reaction to the incident.

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Speaking to The New York Times during an early morning phone interview, Trump dismissed Streep's comments, referring to her as a "Hillary lover." On Monday morning, the billionaire real estate mogul continued his attack on Streep, this time going off on a multiple-tweet Twitter rant, where he referred to the actress as "one of the most overrated" in Hollywood. This issue was a hot topic of discussion during the January 9 edition of "The View" on ABC.

Whoopi Goldberg on Donald Trump and Meryl Streep, via Twitter
Whoopi Goldberg on Donald Trump and Meryl Streep, via Twitter

(Whoopi Goldberg's comments start at 4:20 in the above video)

After co-host Whoopi Goldberg introduced the segment, conservative co-host Jedediah Bila admitted that she turned off the Golden Globes because she felt "lectured" by Meryl Streep, but she was the only one on the panel who appeared to feel that way. "Of course, Donald Trump tweeted she is an overrated actress," co-host Joy Behar said, before referring to Trump as "such a baby." In a moment of sarcasm, Behar added, "Of course, she’s no Scott Baio, I’ll admit that." "He (Trump) is supposed to be the president of the free world," Behar continued, before adding, "He's not there to go tit-for-tat over every little slight that goes through his thin skin."

In response to the criticism that celebrities should not comment about politics, Joy Behar was having none of it.

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"People don't like it when actors speak about politics," Behar said, before pointing out, "This country just elected a celebrity!" "The other thing is she's 'overrated' and she can back it up, you can't say the same." Whoopi Goldberg said of Trump's comments.

Whoopi speaks

Whoopi Goldberg then went on to defend Hollywood, pointing out its history of being run by conservatives, which then led to McCarthyism. "I can't name one right-leaning person who has ever lost their job for being a right-leaning person, but I can name you at least 15 to 20 people who lost their ability to make a living, including myself," Goldberg went on to say, as the panel sat in silence. "It's not a Hollywood thing, this is people talking about people," she concluded.

Moving forward

After Meryl Streep made her speech, social media quickly highlighted the wide political divide in the country. While Streep has long been regarded by liberals and conservatives as an amazing talent, she is no longer viewed in a positive light by those on the right-wing. Twitter and Facebook quickly went viral, as conservatives and supporters of Donald Trump blasted the actress, calling for a boycott due to her comments.

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