Seinfeld actor John Hurley says he is 'embarrassed' for Will & Grace costars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack amid Trump feud
Messing and McCormack sought the outing of Trump supporters in Hollywood who are geared to attend a prospective Trump campaign fundraiser in Beverly Hills.
Seinfeld actor John Hurley, on September 2, commented on the ongoing feud between Will & Grace stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, and President Donald Trump over the latter's Beverly Hills fundraiser, and said that he was "embarrassed" by them.
Messing and McCormack, on August 31, sought the outing of Trump supporters in Hollywood who are geared to attend a prospective Trump campaign fundraiser in Beverly Hills. It was revealed that the Beverly Hills fundraiser, organized by Trump Victory, is part of the president's re-election campaign and will be held on September 17, the same week as the Primetime Emmy Awards, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Hurley, while talking to Fox News, said the pair were "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."
"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… It’s very difficult to be a conservative in Hollywood. Even though there are many of us, you do feel you are an island fighting the storm. All viewpoints must be observed and respected," Hurley added.
McCormack and Messing had taken to Twitter over the weekend to subtly slam those who planned to attend the fundraiser. Messing, in a tweet, said: "Please print a list of all attendees, please. The public has a right to know." While McCormack wrote: "Hey, @THR. Kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx."
Trump, on September 1, reacted to Messing's statement by slamming the actress, saying: ""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!"
Hours after Trump's tweet directed at Messing, the actress fired back at the president with a “list of souls lost to preventable devastating gun violence," saying she will call him 'Sir' if he takes action.
"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 tweeted.
The Trump fundraiser is set to be hosted by Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts.