Nearly a dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls took the stage in Detroit, Michigan, Tuesday evening for CNN’s presidential debate and the Hollywood left was not impressed.
“This feels like a West Wing episode fucked an auction,” said actor and former West Wing co-star Bradely Whitford.
This feels like a West Wing episode fucked an auction.
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) July 31, 2019
“We’re five candidates in and so far I feel confident about a Trump re-election,” said actor-comedian Michael Ian Black.
We’re five candidates in and so far I feel confident about a Trump re-election.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 31, 2019
HBO host Bill Maher said, “Two observations: This is going on too long. And Joe Biden is having his best performance!”
Two observations: This is going on too long. And Joe Biden is having his best performance!
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 31, 2019
Tuesday night’s debate saw author Marianne Williamson, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Rep. Robert Francis O’Rourke (D-TX), former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on stage.
Williamson stole the spotlight several times throughout the night but found herself the butt of the joke among the Hollywood left.
“Marianne Williamson is like if the trailer for the movie #Cats became a person. #DemDebate,” said ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 31, 2019
“Steve Bullock and Marianne Williamson are two of the most convincing androids I’ve ever seen. Go science!” said Seth MacFarlane.
Steve Bullock and Marianne Williamson are two of the most convincing androids I’ve ever seen. Go science!
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) July 31, 2019
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show joked “Marianne Williamson stuns the #DemDebate audience by ascending to a higher plane of dimensional consciousness.”
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 31, 2019
But not every celebrity saw the debate as a wash. Actress Alyssa Milano gushed over Sen. Warren’s performance.
I love @ewarren so very much. She’s looking incredibly presidential.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 31, 2019
Actress-comedian Sarah Silverman was also impressed with Warren, whom she called a “badass.”
Moment of the debate https://t.co/mqCLWmk5HS
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) July 31, 2019
Actress Amber Tamblyn shared this with her Twitter followers.
Everyone else: pic.twitter.com/EyrJSrSyhD
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) July 31, 2019
Other stars chimed in, some slamming CNN debate moderating Jake Tapper and others taking swipes at or showering praise on one candidate or another. Check out the latest Hollywood reaction below.
POLL: We're only halfway over and nobody's left the stage. Which candidate is most likely to pull a "Jackson Maine" tonight?
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 31, 2019
Sanders and warren are the existential threat to the corporate globalists
— John Cusack (@johncusack) July 31, 2019
4)Mayor Pete https://t.co/TlihRtWotQ
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) July 31, 2019
To beat Trump, we need both bold ideas and messengers who can inspire the American people to rally behind them. There are only a handful of candidates who have both of these qualities. Let’s narrow this down.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 31, 2019
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 31, 2019
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 31, 2019
Yo. Fuck bluster. #DemDebate
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) July 31, 2019
I’m not sure Marianne Williamson should be President but I definitely want her to live in the White House and STARE at whoever *is* President.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 31, 2019