Debra Messing blasts President Trump for his handling of coronavirus and says MAGA supporters will DIE ‘because of his lies and inaction’
- Debra Messing shared a video to Twitter featuring a compilation of quotes from President Trump dismissing the threat of coronavirus
- Messing pondered whether Trump’s supporters would finally desert him ‘because of his lies and inaction’ over COVID-19
- The Will & Grace actress claimed ‘innumerable people’, including Trump supporters, will die due to the outbreak
- Messing is an outspoken critic of Trump, and the pair have previously clashed on social media with the president labeling her as a ‘McCarthy style racist’
- More than 7,800 Americans have tested positive to coronavirus as of Wednesday evening
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Actress Debra Messing has hit out at President Trump over his handling of America’s coronavirus crisis.
The Will & Grace actress, 51, took to Twitter Wednesday to share a video which featured quotes from the commander-in-chief dismissing the threat of COVID-19.
‘LIAR-IN-CHIEF,’ Messing wrote above the video, in which Trump was heard calling the coronavirus threat ‘a hoax’ .
Messing continued her tweet: ‘#MAGA [Trump supporters] have been unmoved by the 16500 lies 45 has made since elected. Now that innumerable people (including MAGA) will die, because of his lies and inaction, I wonder if MAGA will recognize that 45 must be voted out?’
The actress subsequently shared a list of quotes from Trump downplaying the virus, and used the hashtag ‘#TrumpLiedPeopleDied’.
As of Wednesday evening, 9,012 Americans have tested positive for coronavirus, and 146 people have died.
Messing is a resident of New York City, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak, with nearly 2000 cases in the area alone.
The redheaded star will next appear in the play, Birthday Candles, which has now pushed back its opening night due to Broadway’s shutdown.
Debra Messing has hit out at President Trump over his handling of America’s coronavirus crisis in a scathing tweet
Messing took to Twitter Wednesday to share a video of the Commander-in-chief which featured comments he has made in recent months dismissing the threat of COVID-19
Messing’s controversial tweets were met with a largely negative response from her Twitter followers.
Several criticized the actress, with one stating: ‘Stop spreading BS. Seriously. If you can’t be helpful in a time like this then maybe just don’t tweet anything.’
Another added: ‘Perhaps save the blame game until AFTER this is over? Just a thought.’
A third follower seemed unperturbed by Trump’s handling of the outbreak, saying: ‘He is best President we have EVER had. I would risk everything to go stand in line to vote for him again. My whole family changed from Dem to Rep to support him. We all sleep well at night knowing he is in charge. The fact is his admin has handled this threat remarkably’.
Trump has been criticized by who believe he did not take a proactive approach to containing coronavirus
As of Wednesday evening, 7837 Americans have tested positive to coronavirus, and 141 people have died
Messing will next appear in the play, Birthday Candles, which was scheduled to open on Broadway April 2. However, opening night has now been pushed back given the complete shutdown of New York’s theaters due to the coronavirus threat
Messing has long been a vocal critic of the president, and the pair became embroiled in a public Twitter spat in September last year.
The drama began after Messing and her Will & Grace co-star Eric McCormack urged The Hollywood Reporter to print a list of names of the people attending an LA fundraiser so they would know who to avoid working with.
Messing also liked a tweet describing black Trump supporters as ‘mentally ill’ – for which she apologized.
Trump fired back labeling her as a ‘McCarthy style racist’, and insinuated she was a social climber who was happy when his hit NBC show helped to boost the ratings of Will & Grace, which was broadcast on the same network.
He stated on Twitter: ‘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!’
The number of coronavirus cases in the US has skyrocketed in recent days