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Denise Welch slams Donald Trump following his row with Meryl Streep

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 9/01/2017 Katie Fitzpatrick
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Former Coronation Street actress Denise Welch has joined in the row between Meryl Streep and Donald Trump.

Denise, who played Natalie Barnes in Corrie, was clearly rattled by the war of words between the American President Elect and the Hollywood actress.

The row started at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards when Streep made a thinly veiled dig at the businessman and reality star turned politician, to which he has since responded.

In a passionate speech the legendary actress hit out at Trump for imitating a disabled reporter during his presidential campaign, saying it had “broken her heart.”

Denise from Alderley Edge, who also starred in the Rochdale-based school drama Waterloo Road, has since had her say on the matter on Twitter.

She said: “Omg @realDonaldTrump Instead of insulting Meryl Streep in a babyish tit for tat way, sort the ******* world out!!! Imbecile!!”

In her Golden Globes speech Meryl said: “There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart.

“Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job.

“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 real life.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everyone’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.

“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”

Trump later hit back at Streep on Twitter.

He said: “Meryl Streep, one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”

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