Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon are back at it.
The “Will & Grace” actress, 50, reignited a years-long Twitter feud Monday with political foe Sarandon, 72, that dates back to the 2016 presidential election.
Messing, who supported Hillary Clinton, and Sarandon, who backed Bernie Sanders, first squabbled in March 2016 after Sarandon suggested that she would vote for Donald Trump in hopes that his presidency would “bring the revolution immediately.”
“If (Trump) gets in, then things will really explode,” Sarandon said on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes.”
On Monday, Messing took another hit at the Oscar winner, tweeting, “Hey Susan Sarandon, how are you liking the revolution?”
Although Messing didn’t tag Sarandon, it wasn’t long before they were back to sparring.
Sarandon replied, “Happy so many ideas labeled impossible/radical in 2016 like Medicare 4 All, fighting climate change, $15 min wage & tuition free college are now mainstream & supported by majority. Racial, economic & social injustice must be addressed with systemic change.”
The “Dead Man Walking” star included a picture of a smiling Sanders in her message, which she concluded with an olive branch to Messing: “You’re welcome to join.”
This is far from the first (or second) political exchange between the two actresses.
In September 2018, Messing tweeted “STFU SUSAN” after Sarandon told Variety that Trump unintentionally “energized” more women and minorities to run for office.
“This is a revolution; it may not seem like one,” Sarandon told Variety at the time. “Maybe things had to get so bad before for real change could actually happen.”
2018’s explosive celeb feuds: Debra Messing versus Susan Sarandon
Messing continued, “You were dead WRONG running around bellowing that (Clinton) was more dangerous than Trump. Only a self righteous, narcissist would continue to spout off and not – in the face of Americans’ pain and agony -be contrite and apologize for your part in this catastrophe. But, you do you, Susan.”
In response, Sarandon tweeted to her fellow actress, “Debs, before you get yourself all self-righteous, try clicking on the video and listening to what I actually say, not @Variety’s clickbait headline, which btw has no quotation marks. That’s a clue…”
The two eventually resorted to retweeting negative messages about each other until their heated back-and-forth finally died down. But not for long.
Contributing: Erin Jensen
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