A feud erupted into the Twitterverse on Sunday between President Trump and “Will & Grace” actress Debra Messing after he hilariously trolled her for publicly supporting a blacklist of Hollywood conservatives.
On Friday, Messing’s “Will & Grace” co-star Eric McCormack ignited a firestorm on Twitter when he publicly stated that he would no longer work with Trump supporters, and asked to be told who would be in attendance at a fundraiser for the president in Beverly Hills.
“Hey, [THR], kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx,” tweeted McCormack.
Shortly thereafter, Messing joined in on the hate-fest with McCormack when she also demanded to know the names of those in attendance at the fundraiser, effectively supporting a blacklist against people who think differently from her. “Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know,” she tweeted.
Now, if there is one thing about President Trump that his supporters love him for the most, it’s his willingness to fight the bullies bullying “les deplorables.” On Sunday morning, the president did just that in response to Messing’s elitist fascism.
“I have not forgotten that when it was announced that I was going to do The Apprentice, and when it then became a big hit, helping NBC’s failed lineup greatly, [Debra Messing] came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me ‘Sir.’ How times have changed!” Trump tweeted.
In response to Trump’s epic troll, Messing wrote a lengthy Instagram post in which she blasted the president for seemingly wasting his attention on her tweet:
So! I woke up this morning to my phone notifications going crazy. I got scared. I thought “Oh NO! Don’t tell me there is a 3rd mass shooting this weekend! Don’t tell me the Bahamians have lost their homes, their Lives by Hurricane #dorian.
It was Trump. NOT CALLING McConnell and demanding an end to the recess, and an emergency meeting to pass the gun violence bills passed by the House months ago. NOT reversing his decision to move $155 MILLION DOLLARS from FEMA Disaster Fund to ICE. Nope. What was on Trump’s mind in the midst of such tragedy, was me. The LAST thing that should be on his mind or in his tweets.
It should be noted that President Trump was not simply attacking Messing over some random tweet; he was defending his donors against an entrenched Hollywood celebrity who issued an all-out call to destroy their careers simply for supporting his 2020 campaign – a rather serious ordeal, in actuality. Messing, however, defended herself by saying Hollywood conservatives should be willing to publicly advertise their beliefs like their left-wing colleagues.
“I am proud to be a donor when I contribute to a campaign. I am happy to be listed when I attend a fundraiser. I am assuming anyone who donates to Trump’s fundraiser would feel the same. Why wouldn’t they?” she tweeted.
Conservative actor Nick Searcy had the best response to this blatant display of elitism. “When you contributed, nobody demanded you be put on a list so they could avoid employing you, did they, [Debra Messing]? Because that would be black-listing, wouldn’t it? The hypocrisy is truly stunning. This is true fascism,” he tweeted.