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infrastructure and the needs of application. >> watch it tonight at eight eastern on c-span two. c-span studentcam video documentary competition is underway and students are busy at work and sharing their experience through twitter. it's not too late to enter. the deadline is general 20th, 2017. tell us what is the most urgent issue what the new president and congress to address in 2017. the competition is open to all middle school and high school students, grades asked-12 with 100,000 dollars awarded in cash prizes. the grand prize of $5,000 will best the student with the overall entry and the remaining cash money will be rewarded and shared between 100 students and
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53 teachers. for information on the website,,n, go to the studentcam.org washington journal continues. host: we spend our final 25 about meryling streep's comment at the golden globes. if you miss it is what she had to say. >> there were many powerful performances this about meryl streep's year. breathtaking, compassionate work hard but there was one performances shared 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 made its intended audience laughs and show their teeth. moment when a person asking to sit in the most respected see in our country in
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a tainted at disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. it kind of broke my heart and i still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie. it was real life. wheninstinct to humiliate it is modeled by someone in the by someoneform, powerful. it filters into everybody's life, because it gives permission for other people to do the same thing. invites disrespect. violence incites violence. when we use a position to bully others we all lose. this brings me to the press. press tohe principled
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hold power to account, to call him on the carpet. [applause] why our founders in our constitution, i only ask the famously well-heeled foreign press and all of us in our community to join me and supporting the committee to protect journalists. we will need them going forward and they will need us to safeguard the truth. that was meryl streep last night at the golden globes. donald trump with a response on twitter he writes, meryl streep, one of the most overrated actresses in hollywood attacked last night. , i neverhillary flunky
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mocked a disabled reporter that groveling.bloodlin the phones are rumors on this topic. in nashville, tennessee a republican or good morning. .aller: good morning last nights performance by ministry was a perfect performance from a very good conversation or lecture with much practice and well written and probably what happened in democratic organizations, and in my opinion very phony for a very selected audience.
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a big hurrah concerning asking the press to hold this administration accountable. it is not holding him accountable, but to oppose any and every conservative policy that might be presented. every year we get these from hollywood. hillary, of course, was there euro -- there girl. host: you say every year we get these from hollywood? do you think they make a difference in the elliptical conversation, these things we have seen at these hollywood ceremonies? caller: it does make a difference, especially to the impressionable people that put so much stock in what some of these actors and personalities
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of tv and movies has to say. for those more informed it may not. but it certainly do -- does to a big audience. host: kansas, tom, democrat. good morning and go ahead. caller: this young lady never called out trump by his name. if you go back and you see donald trump at their and he has his little hands going back and forth, put it on c-span right , he has his little hand up there and he is criticizing this man and this man is a disabled person, and also a member of the news media. trump did call him out. all she did, she never said his name. no mention of his name at all.
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don't say in your title right there beryl street calls out donald trump. she never mentioned his name. she never said his name whatsoever. he responded to meryl streep in her comments and took them as being related to him and his actions. steve says awesome statement by ms. merrill street. another set why are left-wing people given space on c-span and she is an actor. what would meryl streep know about real life? robert in massachusetts and independent. go ahead. caller: that last comment was pretty good. the first showing
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of her talking, issue the same person that brought us the big -- scared? why people go to actors and actresses for the truth is beyond me. they are a professional and acting. thank you very much for your time. host: daniel in florida, republican. caller: i am a colin powell republican. the information that was given to him was wrong on the other hand, i want to say that the president-elect would just stop talking. if he already won and said nothing else, as he said to the black pit when he was running, what do you have to lose to vote for me in what does he have to lose to shut his mouth for a little while.
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don't respond to everything. host: what do you think that would do for him, daniel? caller: i think he would build his car -- character. we forget about the people who are jehovah witnesses that don't owe. .- don't float we have to realize that they matter to. what would they do for him? it would help him be able to build a character that he understands of the uniteddent states of america means. , know when sometimes to hold them. know when to fold them. he has to know when to come down and chill out or do one. you are the president, god bless america. i'm in your party. i'm with you.
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host: linda in st. louis, missouri, a demo that. -- a democrat. thought everything she said was true. the president-elect is a liar and denies everything. tape mocking a disabled man. one world there be something we can believe what he says? it's like he is on his reality tv show. we need someone who is real. he ran his campaign on being a racist and he thinks that people will automatically forget that. he did it to himself. he wants people to legitimize his road -- presidency. you did not see president obama on tv or tweeting every day about what someone said about him. he would have been the main
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character. host: jacqueline on twitter say good for her referring to meryl streep. it's too many people are silent to the threat. julia in greensboro, north carolina, good morning. caller: good morning c-span. i am glad that meryl streep did what she did. donald trump is nothing but a phony, and all other things. and i wishdaughters grope one ofwould them. i wish he would hear it --. he would not set up there and say i did not do this because i would do something to him. thank you. hampshire,ster, new
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samantha and independent. caller: good morning. i do remember when he did that. i have one little thought that comes in my mind. when people are protesting about what had happened, what about , he makes a comment my mouth dropped to the floor when he made that statement. where was everybody protesting when that happened? i wish american people wouldn't do met -- depends so much on these actors let them stick to acting. in -- i try all the time. you have at least four or five people call in every single day. i thought there was a policy,
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every 30 days should live call in. day breakave a 30 between calls. i don't leave there are people who call in every day. we try very hard at the systems that to ensure that people can call in once every 30 days. bobby and stockbridge, georgia, a republican. good morning. c-span but i was upset when meryl streep. i attended performances where she has performed and i thought but she needsto to stay in her profession and stay out of politics. she doesn't know anything about how the american people have suffered under the previous president. i will be thank god when he is out. thank you. host: do you think hollywood is getting more and more involved in politics? didn't used to be this way.
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used to be able to go to a musical or great performance and enjoy it. it was a performance. that is what she did last night. she did a performance. she's not going to get an academy award for that. host: why do you think actresses and actors in hollywood feel like they need to use this platform more and more. caller: because you have people of there that are jealous anybody that comes up with a new idea. they don't even think outside of the box. they have one square, hollywood. the rest of us here in the united states are looking for jobs. we are looking for peace and his country, and we are not going to get it was something like hollywood. that is make-believe area host: you think meryl streep is jobless -- jealous of donald trump?
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i think they don't give him a chance and i hope and pray that most of us that attended movies will be careful about not going to see meryl streep anymore. host: care in brooklyn, new york. i was so touched by her speech because i have a child that is disabled. on a personal note it affected me. i feel that donald trump should apologize for what he did. families that have people with disabilities it affected them. people that don't have a person who has a disability laughed. it's a shame. i don't think politics has anything to do with anything she
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said. i think it touched her from a personal chord just like it touched me. set: the color before you it stems from a jealousy of hollis -- of hollywood of the attention that donald trump is getting. do you think that's the reason why we hear these sort of statements about politics from hollywood? this civicnot in event that he did. what he did was wrong. i really think you should apologize to that person. that person that he this mockede should apologize. has a personat with a disability in their family would really feel what he did was wrong. it's not wrong. it has nothing to do with politics. it's just not a nice thing to do. host: christine, texas is up
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next and republican. good morning. caller: good morning. is i wasts on it disheartened when i heard the things that the media had said donald trump headset about a disabled reporter. i had really looked into it until i saw the thing that meryl streep had said and i went on a youtube search to find out what really was said. , it shows a video what exactly he did say and how it was said and how he had used those same hand movements when he spoke about something that ted cruz had forgotten about. when i saw the video i realized donald trump was not mocking this person, which would be horrible for him to do such a thing. i just wish people would get the
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truth before they start saying something about it. there really need to look and see what was said. host: he said he never mocked the reporter, that we have been talking about which meryl streep was talking about. he was showing him groveling when he changed a 16 or old story get written in order to make me look that you are just very dishonest media. let's go to morris in los angeles, california. caller: good morning. to my judgment, donald trump is a guest to the u.s. host: why is that? is the the reason
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previous administration the way that i see in the evidence that is available, that is old regime changing the united states to , which meanstics socialism. and thisump is a gift celebrity do -- that we are enjoying the money that comes from this capitalistic system would be more than happy to see how he performs. host: time for a few more calls. pamela in savannah, georgia, a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. , i am old school.
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when i see people sitting down so smug like people didn't die in this world so you can be there. wouldvil rights movement have not happened. you would not have him with a job. host: we spent a lot of time talking about the jeff sessions nomination. we are talking about meryl streep. barbara in berkeley springs west virginia, and independent. good morning. i think it is ironic that meryl streep would say how touched she was or paint because of the comments, but she didn't those forng about blacks beaten up that retarded
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man just recently. not a word about that. but oh my, donald trump flailing his arms around supposedly making fun of a reporter, that paint her so terribly. --se how they will trip hollywood trash, that's all they are. they pretend to be somebody else and make the bucks for it. massachusetts,d, good morning. caller: thanks for c-span. , am calling about meryl streep i watched it last night and i fell in love with meryl streep in one of the first movies i saw . she gave hernight best performance last night.
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she should have gotten an academy award for that. ,ust listening and watching her , somebody mustke average and that for her. herself. for me it was watching her do that was amazing. host: did you agree? caller: absolutely not. i do not agree with her. i thought she looked ridiculous but she sounded great. a great actress and she did a great job last night. she should get an academy award for that. massachusetts come our last color. we will be right back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern, for clock a.m. pacific. have a great monday. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014]
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>> a live picture from the lobby of trump tower on monday morning . a story from politico today reporting president-elect trump lens to give his cabinet secretaries and top aides significant latitude to run the federal agencies because he does not have particularly strong feelings on the intricacies of some government agencies and he would rather focus on hype profile issues, publicity and his brand. coming up later today on c-span we will have a speech from federation of teachers president randi weingarten. washington post reporting that in the speech she plans to say the nominee for education secretary betty devos is unqualified for the job and "a ."nger to students o
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another cabinet nominee, jeff sessions, who the president-elect nominated for attorney general will go before the senate judiciary committee tomorrow. you will see his confirmation hearing starting at 9:30 eastern on c-span3. tomorrow night president obama book of his farewell address speaking from chicago and we will have that live tomorrow night on c-span. the speech is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. eastern. ♪ >> the presidential inauguration of donald trump is friday, january 20. c-span will have live coverage of the days events and ceremonies. watch live on c-span and c-span.org and listen live on the free c-span radio app.

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