Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing went at it on Twitter this week after Sarandon, when asked how she’ll vote if Bernie Sanders doesn’t win the Democratic nomination over Hillary Clinton, said she is “going to see what happens.”
Jamie Lee Curtis ignited the feud, tweeting, “I respect but disagree with @SusanSarandon. A possible support of Trump over @HillaryClinton is dangerous 2 women, minorities and immigrants.”
Sarandon was quick to explain her comments, made on MSNBC, which many took as support for Donald Trump over Clinton.
“Of course I would never support Trump for any reason,” Sarandon responded. “If you watch the interview you’ll see that’s not what I said.”
Shortly after Sarandon’s response, Debra Messing entered the fray with not just one tweet, but a full-on assault via Twitter, calling the elder actress’ ideas “insane.”
“The idea that Susan Sarandon [would] say that NOT supporting Hillary in a HRC/Trump race is a legitimate choice for Democrats, is insane,” tweeted Messing.
Sarandon fired back at Messing, writing that Clinton “is not protective till it’s easy. Bernie makes morally correct choices when unpopular.”
“@DebraMessing For those passionate, principled independents & first-time voters who would not be voting (1/2),” she tweeted. “@DebraMessing if it weren’t for Sanders & whose interests HC doesn’t represent, it is a dilemma. (2/2)”
Messing launched a counter-offensive.
“1-You are not a first time voter. Your position, as a life long advocate for the underrepresented, is what matters to me,” she said. “2- Your voice is powerful and influential. You not clearly disavowing Trump implies that you consider him (vs Hillary).”
She added, “3- There are people who need protections, and B Bernie or Hillary have that as a priority. Trump does not.”
Sarandon further explained her stance, but got angry when Messing retweeted a “personal attack” that referred to her as a “national embarrassment.”
See the entire Twitter feud below.