“Seinfeld” actor John O’Hurley just demolished Debra Messing for her attack on Trump and her threat to blacklist Trump donors.
“I think they have the bully pulpit right now to say it out loud. I don’t think it permeates Hollywood to the degree that you think it is,” O’Hurley told Fox News.
“I think there is a nature among liberal thinkers to form packs, to form groups, whereas the conservative mind is basically an individual, and they’re tougher to find.”
“Let me just say I’m embarrassed for both of them because I know them both, I’ve worked with Debra before.
They’re both smart people… they do wonderful work,” he added. “But, they’re pushing a case that falls apart from the sheer weight of its lunacy, as though the Hollywood community needs to be purged of this social and intellectual hygiene problem called conservative thinking.
It underscores the fact that we aren’t receptive to a diversity of thought which is the exact opposite of what you feel the liberal way would be, and I find that obscene.”
“Every time I have mentioned that I supported Trump in this election, people get vicariously angry at me, and they don’t believe that it’s possible that someone might think differently than they do,” O’Hurley said at the time. “There is a band of conservatism in Hollywood, but it leans so much to one side that it doesn’t allow for free discussion.”
Trump hit back, as you knew he would, the other day as well. From The Washington Examiner:
“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!” Trump tweeted.
Messing and McCormack drew comparisons to McCarthyism on Twitter, a reference to former Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s calls for a blacklist of Communist supporters from spheres of influence, such as the U.S. government and the film industry.
Conservative actor Dean Cain responded to Messing’s tweet, saying he would have gone to the fundraiser if not for a prior commitment.
“I’m not attending, because I’ll be out of town. Otherwise, I’d have been happy to attend,” Cain told Messing.
Tickets for the fundraiser can be bought for as cheap as $1,000 and includes combinations of tickets that can cost up to $100,000.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts are reported to be hosts for the event.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
I’m not attending, because I’ll be out of town. Otherwise, I’d have been happy to attend. https://t.co/VWPbuPPQi9
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) August 31, 2019