Axl Rose’s Surprising Response To Donald Trump & Meryl Streep Feud

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Meryl Streep slammed President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, claiming that Trump mocked a reporter for having a disability with a hand motion during a speech. Trump responded on Twitter, “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never “mocked” a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him “groveling” when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!”

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is now weighing in on Twitter, “The Hollywood Reporter: Q: ‘any actress you love?’ A: ‘…Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too,’ Trump 2015.” Rose and Guns N’ Roses invited fans on stage to destroy a Trump pinata in Mexico last year.

Trump used the same hand motion to mock Republican rival Ted Cruz, who does not have a disability.

Streep said during her speech, “But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, it was — there’s nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.

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 and power and the capacity to fight back. It, it kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.

Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. OK, go on with that thing. OK, this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.

That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood foreign press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, ’cause we’re going to need them going forward and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.”

  • Eddie Yarler

    I didn’t vote for him, but I gotta say, I don’t think I’ll ever trust the news again thanks to alternative media outlets. I believed the whole 9 yards in 2015. That he’s racist, homophobic, buzzword buzzword and so on. Then I looked it up for myself to see if its true and all of it was horribly out of context.

    The worst thing about Trump is he is skeptical of climate change. I didn’t vote for him, but he clearly wants this position badly. We’ll see how he does, but I’d rather it be him than Hillary or Sanders in office.

    • Allison Auld

      I didn’t vote for him either but when you hear people refer to his wife as “Eva Braun” – that’s just disgusting, disrespectful on multiple levels and certainly doesn’t help the opposition’s case. I just got in a heated debate with someone about the whole #notmypresident thing. I don’t particularly like him and, as I said, I didn’t vote for him but I would never say that he’s not my president. He was elected president of the United States in a lawful election and I am a citizen of the United States; therefore, he IS my president. Like you said, we’ll see how he does.

      • Eddie Yarler

        Unfortunately the regressive left is unity through stupidity. Many of my colleagues (millennials) have ostracized me as a “alt-right nazi” despite being a half white, half hispanic, solely because I’ve LIKED some of Trump’s posts on Facebook. Anyways the greatest threat to the regressive left is themselves. Many of my colleagues support Bernie Sanders despite him making this disgusting racist statement, which coincidentally they ignored. If Trump said this about any other race, heads would roll.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6IlGoeDIUQ

        • Bruno Sílvio Martins

          I don’t get your point… He’s saying that as a white nation we have no clue what it’s like to be afraid of being shot after being pulled over for a speeding ticket. He’s right.

          • Eddie Yarler

            No he’s not. Police brutality is not exclusive to one race. Perhaps 40 years it was, Hell maybe even 30 years ago, but it most certainly is not in 2017. But that’s one point of the video, my issue was him saying white people don’t know what its like to be poor, which you coincidentally glossed over.
            I’d prefer not to get into a long winded political discussion on a music website if for no other reason than I think its inappropriate, but that’s very naive to presume one race never struggles solely because of their skin color.

          • Contrarian

            Absolute bullshit. Whites HAVE been killed after simply being stopped for a speeding ticket. In fact, cops will be honest about them not giving a shit about white people. They are extra sensitive around so-called minorities because one wrong move and it will be exploited and cost them their job and property. Stop believing your fables.

        • PoopSimpson

          I’m totally confused. Where is the disgusting, racist statement? Are you sure you linked the right video?

          • Eddie Yarler

            Yes sir! 00:40 seconds in.

    • zenphoenix42

      Trump isn’t racist. He’s worse.

      He’s willing to use dog-whistles to attract racist votes. This man is a snake-oil salesman who says whatever helps at the moment.

      Anyone who believes he’s better than Clinton has been propagandized majorly.

      I voted Bernie, but can see when people are being suckered. Hillary is nowhere near as bad as propagandized suckers think. And Trump is not good. Period.

      • tom laf

        Just say no… to socialism.

        • Earl Wyatt

          Say no to Bolshevism!

  • Bruno Sílvio Martins

    He says (on the video) “You gotta see this guy” before mocking him. I’m pretty sure everybody knows what “You gotta see this guy” means. He’s obviously making fun of him. Don’t like this guy. Don’t like Hillary. Bernie should be up there.

  • lynda 930

    He is NOT my president, and his commie is not fit to be called a lady let alone first lady. I can say I truelly hope he drops dead, my thoughts I don’t care what yours are.

  • Allison Auld

    Well said.

  • rsexton

    Very true! Him and his wife, a true class act. Unlike the old has been Meryl. What has she done lately? She is only ever good when we give her the benefit of a doubt. But she doesn’t and also doesn’t verify what she mouths off about. Another elite living in a bubble spouting lies!
    It has been a year of disillusionment!

  • megadave

    You’re believing the false narrative the right is pushing again. This regressive left you speak of only accounts for a small vocal minority of leftist, similar to how the racist ass****s on the right are a small but vocal minority. The problem is when these vocal minorities become too powerful, and elect 2 awful candidates for a s**tshow. For many Americans, Hilary was the worse choice so they picked Trump. I can understand this perspective as to why Hilary lost, though I’m not sure if the end justifies the means.

  • megadave

    -nvm it’s not based on swears-

  • Eddie Yarler

    Thank you, I appreciate that, and honestly I’m not bothered by it. The fact that so many are calling me a Trump supporter despite me saying I didn’t vote for him, or the commenter below me who supports the belief that white people are incapable of experiencing struggle because that stupid old man Sanders said so, is all the support needed for my points.

    Its a double edged sword. As I said above, the left is unity through stupidity. They are so fixated on labeling anything any of the words you used that they make irrational and foolish choices on the daily. There will always be more diversity among the right, and the center because both are composed of individuals who can think for themselves. Eventually people will gradually get sick of the false narratives, race baiting, and distortion which comprises the left.

    Hell, its already started with Trump’s victory. With that being said, don’t let any of it get to you. Lol, the internet isn’t as serious as it seems.

  • Eddie Yarler

    How is that not racist? He is blanketing an entire group of people saying they do not know poverty? I guess I just imagined trailer parks and white trash then.

    • Katie

      Yeah Eddie – kind of the same way your good-buddy JohnSEAZ blanketed an entire group of people who voted Democratic or otherwise in the 2017 election. And dude… you up-voted his post. You did.

      • Eddie Yarler

        Haha, I didn’t realize upvotes were that serious of business. I disagree with treating any group of people as a complete dichotomy. I can’t speak for Jon, but I upvoted him for expressing solidarity and points I agree with.

        I take it you’re a Democrat? I have no hate in my heart for any democrats and I can find something to admire about every President. However, based off your rebuttal I’m going to assume you haven’t kept up in a lot of ways with your party. Unfortunately the left is growing more and more radical which is why many Liberals are becoming Libertarians. The majority of dems my age are irrational sociopaths who spread lies, which ironically is what got Trump the election. Not saying you fit into these people, but just take a look at how far its gone. Almost every democrat I know personally could be in this asinine video.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfrRzW-Yqog

        • Katie

          Registered Pacific Green Party of Oregon.

          I vote for who I want based on my investigation of their views, their political history, and their general behavior. In the past I have voted both Republican and Democrat. The decision I make is calculated and final when I vote, and I vote at every election.

          Peace.

  • Katie

    Wow!!! How ENGROSSING… And – pray tell…

    WHERE… did you obtain your PhD in Sociology?

    Your broad, sweeping negative generalizations of Liberals astound me.

    It’s kind of like saying that everyone who voted for Trump is like this, huh?

    https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/racist-skinhead

    https://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/SPLC-Publications-Racist-Skinheads-Understanding-the-Threat-1280x720_0.jpg

  • Katie

    “I am not believing what anyone or group are pushing. ”

    Sure you are. Otherwise you would have never made the ignorant broad-sweeping generalizations regarding what you term as “the self-proclaimed holier-than-thou left”.

    Oh – and just for shits and giggles? I’ve spent over 11 years in Federal Service. US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. You’re Welcome.

    Thank you for Serving Our Country.
    That is reserved for ONLY when you were in active Military Service.

  • Katie

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
    ~~~Isaac Asimov~~~

  • Corndog

    Let’s all try to keep it civil please.

    • Eddie Yarler

      Lmao, I was wondering where the mods were in this comment version of Hacksaw Ridge.

      • Katie

        Well… I was here. lol

    • Katie

      I’m trying… :X Done commenting on this thread Corndog. Peace

      • Corndog

        It wasn’t directed at you Katie. You’re always lovely:)

        • Katie

          Hey dear… the peeps in charge BLOCKED this site:
          *The request was denied due to a content categorization music.*
          :((((((

          So… no home computer at the moment, no way to comment on new articles. Very frustrating and sad. I only come here on my meal break.

          I was able to come back to this article via DISQUIS.
          They’ll probably block that next. lol :X

          I am tracking the articles via Google search, and am excited that AIC may have an album in the works relating to *Jar Of Flies* Awesomeness…

          Anyway, sorry to drag you back to a two-week old post. I really miss my good friends. Miss you. Take care and keep Northern Eire true.

          Be back on a later date. Keep up the Goodly Work.
          K

          • Corndog

            That sucks Katie. The folks I work for allow us on most sites. File sharing stuff like dropbox is blocked and the usual stuff you’d expect but most of the net is open to us. Hopefully you’ll find some way to get on. Always nice to talk to you:)

  • Katie

    There are plenty of young men still coming home blown to bits, missing limbs from IEDs. They would have nothing for service-connected injuries, rehabilitation & vocational training if not for the VA Healthcare System. My ex-husband and best friend was 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY. Flight Medic in Iraq and Somalia. He is 100% disabled.

    “I stay far away from the VA medical system.” Good.
    Here’s an article from Forbes about the VA. Intriguing.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/harlankrumholz/2014/05/23/3-things-to-know-before-you-rush-to-judgment-about-va-health-system/#1f2d49bb7660

    As for you jacking off in print…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/SYq5lGzATnUSk/giphy-facebook_s.jpg

    • JonSEAZ

      “My ex-husband” likely says it all.

      • Katie

        OK… here’s a question genius. WHAT band do you like, hmmm? Guns ‘N Roses, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bauhaus, Alice In Chains, Belphegor?
        I mean after all, your inane posts regarding Trump originated on a music-based website AlternativeNation, where most folk come here to comment on stories based around our favorite rock music. You stated you’re 75, I’m just wondering WHY you are here… What bands and their music drew you to Brett’s website?
        Or do you just spend your retirement prowling the internet daily looking for ANYTHING printed about your political *hero*, thus rushing to post your hate-based sweepingly generalized (and largely incorrect) opinions regarding liberals.
        I fed you the information regarding my Flight Medic husband to see if you would utilize your only weapon to pounce.
        And you did.
        So predictable… :::yawn:::

  • Earl Wyatt

    Donkey why are you not in Mexico or Brazil then. Oh yeah you’s rather run away to Canada another country established by WHITE PEOPLE so you can live in safety and off of their hospitality while you work against them.

  • Eddie Yarler

    To be honest, if someone is responding cordially and respectfully then I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, and elaborate. Its just the other people calling me stupid or moron that I brush over.

  • Eddie Yarler

    I’m fully aware of what racism means. So, would you say what Sanders did falls more under stereotyping rather than explicit racism? While, I can agree with you that stereotyping is not as malicious as racism, I think its very dangerous to mess around with, especially for someone with his influence. I also think that gives way to further division. If you tell whites they don’t know black struggles, then they’ll turn around and say, “well you don’t know white struggles”. I hope I’m being clear.

    Agree to disagree, but all I could think of when I watched Sanders speak was Hitler telling a down trodden Germany “When you’re Jewish, you don’t know what it’s like to be poor”.

  • Katie

    “He doesnt apologize, he doesn’t get do-overs on this, or any other poorly thought out action he does. He creates his own political damage as he tries to impress a block of individuals that enjoy this behavior. His garbage attracts roaches, he gets exactly what he deserves.”

    Just needed to be said again. Thank You.

  • dakotablue

    Saw a hilarious video the other day from a wildlife group of what scientists are calling the “trump-apillar.” It’s a flannel moth caterpillar that looks exactly like Trump’s hair! No kidding, you see it wiggling across the forest floor and then on top of his head. Too funny.