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Meryl Streep trashes Trump at fundraiser, laments being 'berated

Meryl Streep attends the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

At a fundraiser for The Human Rights Campaign Saturday night, actress Meryl Streep renewed her criticism of President Donald Trump and lamented being the "most-berated" actress of her generation following Trump's tweet that said Streep was "overrated" after January's Golden Globes.

"Yes, I am the most overrated, over-decorated and currently, I am the most over-berated actress ... of my generation," Streep said.

She also, according to Fox News, mentioned how scary it was to be a target and wished she could stay home and "load the dishwasher" instead of negotiating the "weight" of all the honors she received, presumably the dubious honor of being singled out by the president.

Streep was at the gala to receive the National Ally for Equality Award from the HRC, a national LGBT awareness group.

She spent some time acknowledging her belief that because we are now a culture where women and minorities have been recognized for their contributions, fundamentalists are "fuming." She then turned her attention to Trump.

"But if we live through this precarious moment — if his catastrophic instinct to retaliate doesn't lead us to nuclear winter — we will have much to thank this president for. Because he will have woken us up to how fragile freedom really is," she said.

"If you think people were mad when they thought the government was coming after their guns, wait until you see when they try to take away our happiness," she added.

Streep was lambasted by conservatives after her Golden Globes speech where she criticized Trump for mocking a disabled reporter, and downplayed the cultural importance of mixed martial arts fighting and football. Her speech prompted a series of tweets by the president where he called her "overrated" and a "Hillary [Clinton] flunky."

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