‘Will & Grace’ star Debra Messing appeared to give her seal of approval to an Alabama church sign that displays the message that says a black vote for Donald Trump is a mental illness and a white vote for Trump is racism.
Messing responded “THANK YOU #Alabama” on Saturday to a tweet about a Baptist church in Birmingham,
According to WVTM, the church’s pastor states that Donald Trump voters support “institutionalized racism.”
“When you vote for Donald Trump, you are supporting institutionalized racism,” Michael Jordan, pastor of New Era Baptist Church, told local reporters.
Jordan added that God motivated him to take a stand for what was “right.” “Read the Bible and look in the White House. If they call me a racist, look in the White House,” he said.
Messing’s tweet about the church sign came on the heels of her joining her co-star Eric McCormack in a Twitter attempt to shame Donald Trump’s supporters. Both Messing and McCormack used Twitter to request that the Hollywood Reporter publish a list of attendees for an upcoming fundraiser next month so they can boycott them.
“Please print a list of all attendees, please. The public has a right to know,” Messing tweeted early Saturday.
The Hollywood Reporter reported last week that Trump would be attending the fundraiser on Sept. 17 in Hollywood as part of his 2020 reelection efforts. The fundraiser is being organized by Trump Victory, a joint committee that raises money for Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee. Tickets range from $1,000 to packages for couples that cost as much as $100,000.
On Sunday, Donald Trump responded to Messing’s posts tweeting that when his reality TV show ‘The Apprentice’ aired on NBC that Messing had “came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me ‘Sir.’ How times have changed!”
Earlier in the month, Messing used Twitter to praise a Twitter user who requested that people throw her ashes at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch if she were killed in a mass shooting.
“If I get killed in a mass shooting please cremate me and throw my ashes into Mitch McConnell’s and Dana Loesch’s eyes while I’m still smoldering,” the tweet read.