US President Donald Trump has called for Debra Messing to be sacked from Will & Grace after a feud over Trump’s donors.
The spat began when Messing and co-star Eric McCormack called for the naming of donors attending an upcoming Californian Trump fundraiser.
“Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know,” she tweeted.
McCormack added: “Kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”
But Donald Trump fired back on Twitter: “Bad ‘actress’ Debra The Mess Messing is in hot water. She wants to create a ‘Blacklist’ of Trump supporters & is being accused of McCarthyism.”
Trump also accused Messing of racism after she liked a social media post featuring a church marquee reading “A black vote for Trump is mental illness.”
The actress later apologised, however she expressed concern that “Trump’s GOP are targeting black people for voter suppression.”
But Trump tweeted: “If Roseanne Barr said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off television.
“Will Fake News NBC allow a McCarthy style Racist to continue? ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard!”
Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know. https://t.co/YV4UoxrPHI
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 31, 2019
….said what she did, even being on a much higher rated show, she would have been thrown off television. Will Fake News NBC allow a McCarthy style Racist to continue? ABC fired Roseanne. Watch the double standard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2019
‘Transparency is essential’
Both Eric McCormack and Debra Messing earlier clarified their original call as ‘misinterpreted’.
“I absolutely do not support blacklists or discrimination of any kind, as anyone who knows me would attest,” McCormack wrote.
“I’d simply like to understand where Trump’s major donations are coming from, which is a matter of public record.
“I’m holding myself responsible for making educated and informed decisions I can morally and ethically stand by. To do that, transparency is essential.”
President Donald Trump’s administration has an appalling LGBTIQ rights record.
Since Trump’s election, his administration has attacked and undermined the LGBTIQ community in healthcare, employment, retail, education, the military, and other areas.
Will & Grace is filming its final season
In July, the cast and crew announced Will & Grace would end, for a second time.
Will & Grace returned in 2017 for a 10-episode revival series. The beloved sitcom’s upcoming third season – its 11th overall – is the last.
The season is in production now and will premiere in 2020. Before then, Australian can stream all episodes of Will & Grace on Stan.
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