In an open letter, Meryl Streep responded to Rose McGowan's critical tweet thread.

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Twitter predicted precisely how Donald Trump would react to Meryl Streep

President-elect Donald Trump reacted exactly how everyone expected him to.

Feb 28, 2020, 5:49 pm*

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Samantha Grasso

At the 74th annual Golden Globe awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honored Meryl Streep with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In her acceptance speech, Streep subtweeted President-elect Donald Trump IRL, criticizing his bullying and harassment of immigrants and the press throughout his campaign.

“Disrespect incites disrespect. Violence incites violence,” Streep said. “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Almost instantaneously, the internet knew just who, when, and how Streep’s targets would strike back against her speech. As if they had already played this version of the board game Clue time and time again, many Twitters made an educated hypothesis: It would be the president-elect, in the wee hours of the early morning, with his Twitter app.

Sure, Trump wasn’t up at 5am to scathe the “overrated” actress, but he delivered as expected just an hour-and-a-half later

Twitter continued to troll with the punches that evening by defending Streep from her second biggest critic: Fox News contributor Meghan McCain

McCain tweeted that Streep’s speech is an example of how Trump won the presidential election.

No one bought that reasoning. 

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Twitter also shut down Tomi Lahren, the conservative commentator for the Blaze, after she let Streep know how “out of touch” she is.

https://twitter.com/freeblackgirl/status/818326069652627456

It was a long night, so get some rest, Twitter. The Golden Globes might be over, but Trump’s presidency is about to get started.

H/T Mashable, UPROXX

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*First Published: Jan 9, 2017, 1:06 pm