Will and Grace Want to Name and Shame Hollywood’s Trump Supporters
Hollywood fundraisers for Democrats are as common as table salt, and you rarely hear even the most aggressive conservatives get upset about them (perhaps because it would leave time for little else). But when it was reported that President Trump would be attending a Hollywood fundraiser during the week of the Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills? Oh, the wheels came right off the bus, and soon enough you had actors stomping their feet and demanding that anyone who attended said fundraiser should be publicly outed and even blacklisted from their precious community.
At the forefront of this nonsense was none other than Debra Messing and Eric McCormack, the stars of the recently-revived “Will & Grace” sitcom, which has mostly served as a mouthpiece for anti-conservative bile since returning to the airwaves.
“Please print a list of all attendees please,” Messing tweeted. “The public has a right to know.”
Do they, though?
“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 her co-star.
Awesome. That’s so 1950s Red Scare of you, Eric. Sure your last name is “McCormack” and not “McCarthy”?
President Trump couldn’t help but clap back at the stars, recalling the good ol’ days when Messing was just grateful for what Trump’s network stardom had done to lift NBC out of a dark period.
“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, @DebraMessing came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me ‘Sir,'” Trump said on Twitter. “How times have changed!”
Heh. Well, you know, that was before he became the Terrible Orange Man, the bane of every liberal actor who ever walked a red carpet.
In flailing attempt to recover, Messing replied with a non sequitur about gun control.
“Now that I know I have your attention, please read this thread — a PARTIAL list of souls lost to preventable, devastating gun violence,” Messing tweeted, linking to a list of recent mass shooting victims. “America wants universal background checks. The majority of Americans want assault weapons ban. Take Action and I’ll call you Sir.”
There is no indication or evidence, of course, that either universal background checks or “assault weapons” bans would have even the slightest effect on gun violence statistics, but then, these are actors who think people should be professionally penalized for having a different take on politics. Best not to ascribe too much thoughtfulness to their positions on…well, anything.