The two, who feuded all the way up to the 2016 election and continued to trade words after Trump’s win, reignited their spat on Wedneday, with Messing, 50, slamming Sarandon over a video in which she tells Variety that Trump’s presidency has inspired women to run for office.
“This is a revolution,” Sarandon said. “Maybe things had to get so bad before real change actually could happen. We just have to stay awake.”
“STFU SUSAN,” Messing tweeted. “Oh yes, PLEASE let’s give Trump CREDIT. I mean how else are you able to walk out on the street. Convince yourself that that this CATASTROPHE of a President who you said was better that [Hillary Clinton] IS NOT ripping children away from parents seeking asylum.”
Sarandon, 71, was quick to respond, tweeting, “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..”
In her tweets, Messing countered that people have been inspired to run out of “desperation” and “panic” because of Trump. She also took aim at Sarandon opposing Clinton during the 2016 presidential election in favor of Bernie Sanders, and then continuing to campaign against her when she won the Democratic primary over Sanders.
Sarandon has been a vocal critic of the Democratic party for years, while Messing was a vocal supporter of Clinton throughout her failed campaign.