A war of words has broken out on social media between Donald Trump and one of the stars of the NBC comedy series “Will and Grace.” Variety reports that Debra Messing blasted Trump for focusing on her tweets at a time when his attention could instead be directed toward a mass shooting and a hurricane.
Messing wrote Sunday on Instagram: “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. #25thamendment (SWIPE).”
“Messing’s post was written in response to a tweet from President Trump, which criticized a statement from the actress regarding his upcoming Beverly Hills fundraiser,” Variety reports. “In a tweet, Messing asked for a list of the event’s attendees, writing ‘The public has a right to know.’”
Trump responded with the following tweet: “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.’ How times have changed!”
Messing has continued to post messages on social media about mass shootings, including addressing Trump directly with a tweet that reads: “Now that I know I have your attention @realDonaldTrump, please read this thread — a PARTIAL list of souls lost to preventable,devastating gun violence. America wants universal background checks. The majority of Americans want assault weapons ban. Take Action and I’ll call you Sir.”
Messing’s tweet is followed by a list of mass shootings.
She also posted the video tweet below …
We need to come together. Let’s talk. Really talk. Text me at 646-766-1007. pic.twitter.com/ovEPmM41js
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 1, 2019