Susan Sarandon Defends Trump Supporters And Gets Attacked By Debra Messing

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Susan Sarandon found herself being attacked on Twitter after telling her followers that Donald Trump supporters aren’t all bad.

On Wednesday, the 70-year-old actress became embroiled in a Twitter feud with fellow actress Debra Messing who flat-out accused her of being responsible for Trump winning the election due to her support of Green Party candidate Jill Stein over Hillary Clinton.  (RELATED: Susan Sarandon: Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Trump [VIDEO])

US actress Susan Sarandon speaks during the 56th Cartagena Cinema Festival, in Cartagena, Colombia, on March 5, 2016. AFP PHOTO / RAFAEL BOSSIO / AFP / RAFAEL BOSSIO (Photo credit should read RAFAEL BOSSIO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read RAFAEL BOSSIO/AFP/Getty Images)

It started when Sarandon responded to a person on Twitter who said that people should never accept Donald Trump, normalize him or accept his “bigotry.” (RELATED: Susan Sarandon: Hillary Will Cause World War 3)

“True but reach out in dialogue to those who voted 4 him,” Sarandon tweeted. “We can’t afford a blanket judgement of them. We need allies in that camp. Possible.”

 

“To all those who find blaming me less painful than introspection, never knew I was this powerful,” she added while including a chart that showed all the people in Hollywood who had put their support behind Clinton and on the other side showed Sarandon as the sole supporter of Stein.

 

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Debra Messing attends the premiere of "Cafe Society" hosted by Amazon & Lionsgate with The Cinema Society at Paris Theatre on July 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“JESUS CHRIST. NOW she wants to give racist, islamophobic, homophobic, sexist,mysogynists a chance!”Pure” 4 Bernie,” Debra Messing tweeted in response. “FUCK everyone else.”

“She encouraged ppl to vote for Trump over HRC on a news interview,” she added. “Said she was more ‘dangerous.’ She needs to be held accountable.”

Sarandon is not the only one in Hollywood who thinks reaching out those who voted for Trump is the way to bring about change. On Wednesday, comedian Sarah Silverman, who is no fan of Trump, tweeted a similar thought.

 

Katie Jerkovich

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