Meryl Streep took the stage on Sunday to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes, and used the opportunity to not only say what a piece of garbage Donald Trump is, but to express her support of the free press. Her support has inspired the support of many.
The Associated Press reports that by mid-afternoon on Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists had received 700 donations online, and $60,000 in total. CPJ’s communications associate Mehdi Rahmati told the AP that this is an unprecedented amount, as the organization generally receives only a “handful of donations” over most nights. Rahmati added, “And people are still reaching out.”