Bravo’s Andy Cohen is “obsessed” with the Twitter feud between actors Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing. It began more than a year ago, before Hillary Clinton had officially locked down the Democratic nomination and long before Donald Trump was elected president.
It all started on the night of March 29, 2016, when Sarandon, an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter, went on MSNBC and told Chris Hayes that she could never bring herself to vote for Clinton in a general election and suggested that Trump might actually be the lesser of two evils between the two candidates who would inevitably go head-to-head that fall.
“Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode,” Sarandon added, an idea that Hayes called “dangerous.”
Messing, of Will & Grace fame, was one of many people to go after Sarandon on Twitter following those remarks. “Susan Sarandon muses tht Trump prezcy wud b better 4 the country thn Hillary,” she wrote. “Wonder if she'd say that if she were poor,gay,Muslim or immgrnt.”
When Sarandon clarified that she would “never” vote for Trump either, Messing called her out, leading to a heated back and forth.
So when Sarandon appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night, he asked her if she has run into Messing in real life since their feud began last year.
“Yes,” Sarandon said, laughing, before adding that she has spotted Messing at some Rangers games in New York, but “she never says anything to me in person.”
“You know, I just think she’s — she’s not very well informed,” Sarandon said, dismissively of Messing. “And so sometimes she gets in areas that she really hasn’t thought through, maybe. She’s Trumpian a little, like that.”
Sarandon, who insisted she has nothing against Messing “personally,” has continued to face tough questions from interviewers about her anti-Hillary Clinton rhetoric since Trump’s victory. Most recently, Stephen Colbert asked her, “What’s your assessment of how ‘the revolution’ is going?”