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Trump aide: Meryl Streep incites people's worst instincts about Trump

Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, winks as she answers a question from a member of the media as she leaves Trump Tower. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

President-elect Donald Trump's senior aide is "concerned" that a Hollywood actress is not encouraging others to find "common ground" with the Republican.

Speaking to Fox News' "Fox and Friends" Monday morning, Trump's former campaign manager and pick for the post of counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, said she was "concerned" by legendary actress Meryl Streep's acceptance speech during Sunday night's 74th annual Golden Globes.

Streep — without mentioning Trump's name once — skewered the president-elect for apparently mocking a disabled reporter during the campaign in 2015.

"Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose," Streep said as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Trump fired back at Streep on Twitter, denying that he was ever mocking the reporter's disability, and Conway contended Monday that it is Streep who is doing the inciting.

"We have to now form a government, and I'm concerned that somebody with a platform like Meryl Streep is also inciting people's worst instincts when she won't get up there and say, 'I didn't like it, but let's try to support him and see where we can find some common ground with him,'" Conway said.

Conway also said that she was "glad" Streep has "such a passion for the disabled," but wondered aloud why she didn't mention the mentally disabled young man who was kidnapped and tortured live on Facebook in Chicago earlier this month.

"She sounds like 2014. The election is over; she lost," Conway said.

Streep supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

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