Celebrities Melt Down on Twitter During First Presidential Debate


Like millions of Americans watching at home across the country, Hollywood celebrities were glued to their Twitter accounts Monday night during the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump — and emotions ran high during the showdown.

In a highly contentious debate that was light on important policy issues like immigration and terrorism, outspoken celebrity Trump critics including Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, Patton Oswalt, Shonda Rhimes and Michael Moore all hit Twitter to register their displeasure with the Republican candidate’s performance (though the latter grudgingly admitted that Trump “won” the contest).

Prolific pro-Clinton tweeters like Katy Perry, Elizabeth Banks, Debra Messing and Cher praised their candidate’s performance, while conservative actor James Woods tweeted in support of Trump.

Below is a sampling of debate reaction from Hollywood’s best and brightest.

There was no shortage of hate for Trump:

While Clinton’s celebrity defenders came to her aid:

Outspoken conservative James Woods tweeted out several online polls which showed Trump won the debate, and added some of his own commentary:

Meanwhile, some stars were unhappy with the way NBC anchor Lester Holt was moderating the proceedings:

While outspoken liberal filmmaker Michael Moore predicted a bump for Trump in the polls after Monday night’s contest:


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