As the 2020 presidential campaign continues onward, fundraisers are being held left and right for various candidates. However, they are not all are receiving the same amount of fanfare. And some are even being used as an excuse to blacklist certain people.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a fundraiser is taking place in Beverly Hills during the same week of the Emmys. It is to be on September 17 in honor of President Donald Trump.
The report stated, “The evening event is hosted by Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr., campaign manager Brad Parscale and Trump Victory finance chairman Todd Ricketts.”
And given the location, the event is expected to cost a pretty penny. “It’s a pricey even, too, with tickets starting at $1000 and going to $100,000 per couple (for a photo opportunity and VIP reception). No address has been given for the event.”
And even though Hollywood isn’t known to have a large conservative following, undoubtedly there may be a few within the industry who will attend.
But not everyone is pleased that such an event is taking place in Hollywood or that their co-workers may attend.
Eric McCormack, known for his titular role as Will Truman of the sitcom “Will & Grace,” tweeted his aversion to the President and the fact that an event will be held so close to home for him.
“Hey, @THR, kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with. Thx.”
Apparently, he isn’t very fond of Trump. And that’s ok. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and freedom of speech.
However, he takes this dislike a little too far when suggesting that those in mere attendance won’t be able to work with him anymore. Not that that’s a total loss.
And his former co-star known as Grace (Deborah Messing) backs him up. She tweeted, “Please print a list of all attendees, please. The public has a right to know.”
The question is, why? Why would they need to know? The only logical answer is simply so that they can be blacklisted as McCormack suggests.
If we didn’t know any better, we might think that we had been transported back to the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts and the HUAC’s Hollywood blacklists.
But no, this is simply the world of the liberals and oh how they are proving to be fascists.
Thank God others are seeing right through this scheme and are willing to call McCormack out.
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington was quick to comment on McCormack’s tweet, as well as tag Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. He said, “Hey, @jack is this tweet openly threatening to ‘blacklist’ American Citizens in Hollywood okay for the good of society? Just asking for a friend.”
And he wasn’t the only one to respond to anti-Trump rhetoric.
Maeve Quinlan, formerly of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” tweeted, “How wonderfully fascist of you @EricMcCormack! Yes, how dare anyone in a FREE COUNTRY actually be FREE to support someone that you don’t or have an opinion that differs from yours. Anyone that doesn’t get in line with your opinion should be blacklisted from work.”
Attorney Ron Coleman even made a point of showing just how much like McCarthy these statements were by tweeting a picture of the witch-hunt senator that said, “Thanks to Hollywood, I will never die.”
Even some of those who oppose Trump stood up against McCormack, calling him out for unjust ways.
One woman tweeted, “I strongly dislike Trump, however, everyone has a right to earn a living, everyone has protected characteristics. We all must protect our freedom to choose, even if it the wrong choice.”
Well, at least some people who don’t like Trump still have a brain.