Meryl Streep Fires at Trump, Misses the Mark

Kensington Park Michigan autumn fallMeryl Streep, in 1978, appeared in The Deer Hunter, a great movie which sympathetically treated the experience of working class Americans during the Vietnam War. Railing against Donald Trump is easy. I would rather have heard Streep criticize Hollywood for not following Deer Hunter with more art that reflected the lives of people like those played by Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken. Instead, Hollywood too frequently in recent years (with notable exceptions) has treated working class Americans as invisible or caricatures–a disdain that significantly contributed to Trump’s appeal. Something about seeing the speck in your brother’s eye while ignoring the plank in your own.

4 thoughts on “Meryl Streep Fires at Trump, Misses the Mark

  1. Sha'Tara

    I could have said more in agreement with you. Where does Hollywood get the idea they can take a moral high ground to anybody? Where do they come from thinking they have some particular “right” to make what amounts to “superior” political statements? They’re mostly people who live lives pretending to be someone else and lets call a spade a spade, most of that, if not all of it, is for money. Bottom line, where’s the difference between a Donald Trump and a Meryl Streep? My opinion.


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