The Hollywood left’s disdain for President Donald J. Trump is no secret. From promising to leave the country should he win the election to furthering the separation between themselves and “real” Americans, it’s clear that many celebrities are not happy about the next four years.
And with all the fear created around Trump’s presidency come “plans of action” to either deny the president his title or “deal with” him while he’s in office.
Yesterday, Debra Messing “joined millions of Americans” in committing themselves to Wall of Us – an organization with the goal “to make it simply irresistible for Americans to become active participants in rebuilding our democracy.”
Messing, best known for her lead role in “Will & Grace,” repeated the same oath the president takes as he’s sworn into office — the only difference being the noting of her role as “an American”:
“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute my role as an American, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But some people called Messing out for the theatric reading, even criticizing her acting skills:
I pledge allegiance…. LINE….
— LORD SCREWTAPE (@screwtape1a12) January 21, 2017
Baldwin was on a roll:
And pointed out that the Constitution also includes facets that Messing might disagree with:
should we tell her Electoral College and the 2nd Amendment are in the Constitution she just pledged to?
— Attila the Honeybun (@TimMansplainsIt) January 21, 2017
Others bet that the one line is the only part of the Constitution the actress knows:
What's the second item within the Bill of Rights?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 21, 2017
This user pointed out that if she really cared about the cause, she would have posted its website, not a video of herself…
For instance, she could have posted a website graphic and used her characters to provide better information on how to do or its import
— Ted Ferreal (@WretchedTed) January 21, 2017
A sentiment that a lot of people wholeheartedly agreed with:
that's the whole problem. Hollywood can't stand the fact we the people didn't listen to them. Well except COAST
— nana15 (@trumpfan1962) January 20, 2017
Every founder of Wall of Us is an award-winning actor, actress, or well-known Broadway aficionado, while plenty of Trump’s supporters are blue-collar Americans.
Although an oath to serve and protect one’s country is laudable on its face, Messing received the backlash for being choosy about what parts of the Constitution she wants to keep and what parts she wants to scrap, as well as using the document as a political cudgel to undermine the legitimacy of America’s election.
If celebrities want to swear an oath to the Constitution, that’s great, but they should have recalled that it also existed under President Obama for 8 years.