Meryl Streep says Obama Made a Mistake in his Memoir

In an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the Oscar winning actress revealed that former President Barack Obama mistold a story about her in his recent memoir, “A Promised Land.”

Colbert brought up the story by cracking, “I’m not in the damn book, but you’re in the book,” then summarized a passage. “He’s talking about artists and entertainers and the cultural hub they wanted the White House to be. He mentions, ‘Meryl Streep so softly recited in Mandarin the song about clouds that she learned for a part years ago.”

But Streep, who has not actually read the book, said Obama didn’t get the story right. 

“I do remember that moment, but he got the story a little bit wrong. He’s a very good writer but his memory is…,” she trailed off. Colbert gleefully replied, “let’s fact check the President.”

As it turns out Streep read a “famous fourth-century” Chinese poem, not a song, and she didn’t learn it for a film part. 

Streep had just returned from a trip to Beijing, where she performed live with lauded cellist Yo Yo Ma. “It was a cultural kind of exchange thing. I went with Yo Yo Ma and a bunch of performers and we were to be in the great, big nest stadium with 7,000 people. We were going to do a concert.”

“I had learned the poem in Mandarin… and Yo Yo Ma would weave in his music in-between. We practiced this, but in Chinese the same word can be translated as a completely different thing,” Streep continued.

She explained that the word “ma” with different intonement can mean “mama,” “horse,” or “h**ker”.

Upon learning the cultural minister was attending at the last minute, and “terrified” after being frisked for security, Streep was so rattled that she froze on stage. She managed to recite the poem in English, but turned mutely to Ma as she was supposed to say it in Chinese. 

In the end, “people loved it,” she said, crediting Ma’s “artistry” for saving the moment.  

Colbert challenged Streep to recite the poem live, which she did in English and Chinese, but noted, “since one in five people on the face of the Earth is Chinese, they will know now that I have just said something horrible probably. It’s an international incident!” 

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Dan Winright
Dan Winright
2 months ago

All lies! It’s the dumbocraptic way

Marina
Marina
2 months ago

She confessed BO is a regular lier and both are CCP collaborators.
TRUMP WON

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
2 months ago

Sure glad I that story. Now I can sleep tonight, knowing that riveting info.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
2 months ago

A narcissistic habitual liar that has never had an original thought in his lifetime. BHO aka Barry Soetoro

Karen
Karen
2 months ago

I personally don’t understand why any of them look at Obama with such “adoring” glances as if he were God! What did he do for anyone in America, please tell me!!!! I’ve been waiting for an answer for years!!!! None come!

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Start with Dreamers and Affordable Care, then add the hope that grew in millions of black, brown, and yellow hearts that they too could one day be president.Now, Karen, tell me what Trump has done for you.

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 months ago

BothBO & streep are POS!

Len
Len
2 months ago

Hollywood celebrities are Chinese idolizers. Streep just proved it.

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
2 months ago

Have you noticed all the big companies moving out of California? They should split California into North & South California, maybe will save America from west coast trash!!!

Dennis Anderson
2 months ago

Meryl has been stripped and Obama is what he is Obie 2 Tone. The clouds are gathering above him and it looks like bad weather up ahead.

Eliot
Eliot
2 months ago

Doesn’t matter how incorrectly Obama writes about any of these goofs….
They all love him and all’s forgiven….
Meanwhile, President Trump gets a standing ovation at the Army-Navy game!!!!!!!!

Stephane
2 months ago

“bo the TRAITOR” does not have memories!!!
“bo the TRAITOR” makes up everything he says in his memoirs. His father abandoned him when he was two years old in Kenya. How could he write his book about his father?????
“bo the TRAITOR” is the biggest TRAITOR the US have ever seen.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
2 months ago

OBUMMER will always be the WORST PRESIDENT OF MY LIFETIME!
And, I will always HATE ALL THE MORONS WHO VOTED FOR THIS POS! Blacks and especially whites. Not to mention ALL THE PRAYERFUL PRO CHOICE CATHOLICS.