Qualified support

I watched Meryl Streep’s eloquent criticism at the Golden Globes awards of Donald Trump’s insulting behavior toward a disabled reporter. Then I read various on-line comments about her speech.

From the pro-Trump side, the major criticism seemed to be that Streep should not be commenting on politics, because she is not qualified to do so. The central thrust of these arguments is that she has never held any political office.

I was curious whether this was true, so I looked it up. It turns out that when you look at her record, Meryl Streep is indeed extremely qualified to make political statements.

In particular, Streep has spent exactly as much time in political office as has the president-elect of the United States. I can’t see why any Trump supporter would argue with such impressive qualifications.

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