Meryl Streep slammed President Trump again in a public speech Saturday night, saying that while she'd much prefer staying at home to "load the dishwasher," she couldn't sit quietly through his presidency. (She also hit him during her Golden Globes speech in January.)
Streep was awarding the National Ally for Equality Award by told the Human Rights Campaign.In her acceptance speech the actress said, "It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead, and it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is to feel you have to. You have to. You don’t have an option. You have to."
It's not clear who Streep was equating to "brownshirts," a term referring to paramilitaries who helped bring about the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Streep added, "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."