Streep re­sponse epit­o­mises Trump

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - LETTERS -

Per­haps, some will ar­gue, Meryl Streep, pic­tured, shouldn’t have used the Golden Globes to call out Don­ald Trump for his ap­palling be­hav­iour.

I dis­agree, but they may be right. Per­haps it wasn’t the time or place.

But it’s not even about whether she should or shouldn’t have gone that route. It’s about how a real man, a gen­tle­man, would re­spond to such a speech from a world-class ac­tor and a first-rate hu­man be­ing.

Trump could have re­sponded in a hun­dred bet­ter ways, taken the high ground, brushed it off, made a joke, laughed it off, bent a knee. Hell, he could even have just said noth­ing.

But he didn’t. He had to open his mouth and tweet the usual low-class slime and bile with the bully-boy rhetoric that we’ve come to ex­pect from him. He went about as low as one can go.

Half of Amer­ica may have just voted for him but, in my book, he’s still a vin­dic­tive, nasty lit­tle man. Mark Lowe, Dur­ban

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