Meryl Streep railed against Donald Trump during her passionate acceptance speech for the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

Streep pointed out talented actors and actresses in the room who weren't born in this country.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts," she said, referencing the President-elect's plan to deport illegal immigrants.

She then pointed out something Trump did last year that "stunned" her.

"It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it," Streep said. "But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show there 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 in real life," she said. "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 kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing."

"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence," she added. "When the powerful use their power to bully others, we all lose."

She then called on journalists in the press to hold those in power accountable for "every outrage," before invoking late friend Carrie Fisher.

"We should all be very proud of the work Hollywood honors here tonight," she concluded. "As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art."


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