Hollywood celebrities were a captive audience for the first Presidential debate in Cleveland. Even before the smoke cleared from arguably the most heated debate in electoral history, actors were fanning the flames with their fan base.
Taking to Twitter, most expressed their concerns and disdain, primarily for Trump.
“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington used Trump’s mention of the hate group Proud Boys, to remind her followers to vote. “Once again he refuses to condemn white supremacy. PAY ATTENTION FOLKS.” Washington wrote.
In actress Alyssa Milano’s opinion, Biden won the debate. “This was just a showcase of how unhinged Trump is,” Milano tweeted.
Actress Mariska Hargitay tweeted, “Trump STOP.” Comedian Samantha Bee picked up on the thread and said, “Even ‘Law & Order’ is telling Trump to stop.”
While Hollywood has a distinctive lean to the left, long-time Trump supporter, Scott Baio, questioned Biden’s effectiveness is his verbal exchanges with the President, tweeting, “Did @JoeBiden answer any questions?” Baio also retweeted a post from actor James Woods that said the most astonishing takeaway of the debate is that Biden, “cannot name a single law enforcement agency anywhere in the nation that endorses him.”
Debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump to quit interrupting a total 73 times, and Biden told Trump, “Will you shut up, man.” Singer Pink tweeted the suggestion that future debate moderators should be “preschool teachers in order to deal with the sulking clown that is Donald.”
There are two more debates scheduled. Expect a lot more cheap shots, low blows and name calling from entertainment personalities.