Actor George Clooney.
Actor George Clooney. Contributed

Clooney jokes about 'overrated' Streep in post-Trump speech

GEORGE Clooney has joked that Meryl Streep is "overrated" after US President-elect Donald Trump described her as that in the wake of her Golden Globe Awards attack on him.

The 67-year-old actress used her Golden Globe's speech as she picked up the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award on Monday to deride the upcoming commander-in-chief for apparently mocking disabled journalist.

Trump then fired back at The Devil Wears Prada star describing her as "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood".

Clooney has since been asked his opinion of the feud, and sarcastically quipped: "I've always said that about Meryl."

Talking about playing her on-screen husband in Fantastic Mr Fox, he laughed: "She's maybe the most overrated actress of all-time. She and I worked together on 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' as husband and wife and I will tell you even as a fox, a female fox, she's overrated!"

Clooney, 55, then blasted Trump accusing him of wasting valuable time when he could be focusing his attention on "making America great again" as he's heading to the White House on January 20.

He added to PEOPLE: "Aren't you supposed to be running the country?"

Clooney has been an outspoken critic of Trump and has previously rubbished some of his policy ideas.

The Hollywood hunk - whose wife Amal is a human rights lawyer - said: "The idea that this xenophobic, fascist theory that we are going to ban Muslims from our country or we are going to kick 12 million Mexicans back down to the border and build a wall they are going to pay for - none of that is ever going to happen. This country isn't going to do that."