Robert De Niro Pens Letter to Meryl Streep Praising Golden Globes Speech: “It Needed to Be Said”

Robert De Niro wrote a letter to Meryl Streep on the heels of her passionate speech at last week’s Golden Globes, praising her for her anti-Donald Trump, pro-immigration remarks.

“What you said was great,” De Niro wrote in the letter, which was posted online by People and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. “It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully. I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.”

Streep, the recipient of this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at last Sunday’s Golden Globes, gave a passionate speech upon accepting her honor that many in Hollywood applauded.

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts,” she said.

Streep also noted that one “performance” stood out this year: that of Trump when he publicly mocked The New York Times’ Serge Kovaleski, a disabled reporter. “There was nothing good about it, but it did its job,” she said. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t…