Trump Hits Back After Debra Messing Calls For Public Blacklist Of Trump’s Hollywood Donors


President Trump hit back at Hollywood star and frequent Trump critic Debra Messing. Messing, who starred in the sitcom Will & Grace, called for a public outing of any donors attending a Hollywood fundraiser for Trump.

The intent is to blacklist these people in the show business community, something that would surely backfire in a place where money can cleanse any supposed sin.

The fundraiser will be held on Sept. 17 and is being organized by Trump Victory, a joint program that raises money for both Trump’s 2020 election and the Republican National Committee (RNC).

“Please print a list of all attendees please,” Messing tweeted. “The public has a right to know.”

Enter President Trump. 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.