On Tuesday, a ruckus erupted after ardent Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon visited with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Sarandon spoke of her distrust for Hillary Clinton and why she believes Sanders tells the truth and will propel change. She also made some statements that some folks found confusing and interpreted as intent to vote for Donald Trump if Sanders lost the Democratic primary. In reality, Sarandon simply never committed to supporting Clinton. When questioned about what she’d do in a Sanders-free general election, she responded, “I don’t know, I’m going to see what happens.”
Mainly, Sarandon was pointing out how some folks criticize Clinton’s lack of authenticity and shady finances, along with her hawkish foreign policy. The Oscar winner clearly prefers Sanders and doesn’t want to express support for an alternative right now, but many outlets took her words for a begrudging Trump endorsement.
Sarandon was quick to point out that she never said she’d vote for Trump. She laughs at the very prospect and responded when Jamie Lee Curtis expressed her disapproval.
That was the end of the Sarandon-Curtis discussion, but Debra Messing climbed on board this battle on Wednesday morning. She tweeted her disappointment at Sarandon for not “clearly disavowing Trump.”
Messing persisted and criticized what she sees as a “Bernie or bust” position. She also characterized Sarandon’s mention of a “revolution” as “selfish and counterproductive.”
Sarandon didn’t attack back, but she did question why Messing was retweeting criticisms of her newfound foe.
Messing replied that she’s been feeling attacked for the entire day, and she just wanted to thank a supporter.
And the feud continued. Here’s where we’ll stop, but I don’t think these two are done with each other. They’re still going.