RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr., RNC Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale will host a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on September 17. The Hollywood Reporter noted that it will be Trump’s first trip to Hollywood since making some pointed remarks about the entertainment industry on the heels of recent mass shootings.
“Hollywood is really terrible,” he answered. “You talk about ‘racist.’ Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing, with the kind of movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”
Actor Eric McCormack responded to the article by calling for names to be published of everyone in attendance. He wants to “be clear about who he doesn’t want to work with”, you see.
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) August 30, 2019
McCormack, born and raised in Canada, was quickly reminded about the freedoms enjoyed by Americans. (He holds joint Canadian and U.S. citizenship.) Lists in Hollywood based on political differences bring up memories of the Cold War and McCarthy’s pursuance of Communists in Hollywood. Isaiah Washington, former cast member on Grey’s Anatomy, tweeted with a question to the CEO of Twitter – Is McCormack’s tweet good for society?
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) August 30, 2019
The actor was criticized for sounding like a fascist, too.
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 absolutely be blacklisted from work. 🤦♀️
— Maeve Quinlan (@maevequinlan) August 31, 2019
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) August 30, 2019
It isn’t surprising that McCormack tweeted such nonsense. His membership in #TheResistance is well-known. He’s best known for his role in NBC’s Will and Grace from 1998 to 2006. In 2016, NBC brought the show back with the specific intent to criticize President Trump and his administration. The show’s creators actually thought that resisting Trump’s presidency was a good idea and a great reason to do a reboot of the once popular show. They were wrong.
I watched a few of the shows of the series reboot but it was basically unwatchable. The writing was bad, the jokes were usually non-existent, and there was really no reason for a conservative to watch. It was a shame, too, because I enjoyed the original show, back in the day. Back then it was fresh and a little edgy with openly gay characters but most of all, it was funny. The dialogue was clever and quick-witted. Everyone was subject to good-natured jabs. The reboot was completely one-sided – ugly remarks aimed at Trump and his administration, and Republicans in general. Fortunately, the show was cancelled this summer after three seasons. The show’s ratings steadily dropped each season. It turns out that Americans don’t want such blatant partisan politics in silly sitcoms during primetime viewing hours. Bringing back a show from the 1990s just because Trump won the 2016 election and Hillary was Hollywood’s candidate of choice didn’t work out so well. Just ask the creators and stars of Murphy Brown about it.
Bipartisan political jabs do still work, though, in sitcoms and the reboot of Roseanne is a great example of that. The show was hugely popular but the liberals couldn’t stand it and then Roseanne Barr was caught up in a Twitter kerfuffle of her own making.
Freedom of speech is a one-way street for liberal Americans. Trump knows this and uses it to his advantage. His politically incorrect speech worked to his favor in 2016.
Trump’s fundraiser in Beverly Hills is during Emmy week. There will be numerous events for the television entertainment industry to celebrate itself. The Trump re-election campaign is clever that way. His trip to California will take away some of the spotlight from Hollywood. There is also a fundraiser scheduled in San Francisco – the belly of the liberal beast – on September 17.
A “save the date” invite shows that the president will visit the Bay Area region on Sept. 17 for an event at an undisclosed location hosted by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr., RNC Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts and Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale. Though polls show that Trump is unpopular in solidly blue California, where Republicans account for less than a quarter of the state’s registered voters, Dhillon predicts that Trump’s events will sell out quickly.
“Every presidential candidate who has the potential to raise money comes to the Bay Area, and I expect he’s going to have a series of very successful fundraisers here,” Dhillon told POLITICO, “because there are millions of Californians who support him.’’
Let’s hope Dhillon is right. California went completely Democrat in 2018, including Orange County, once a solidly Republican oasis. The Trump fundraising swing through California also includes an event in San Diego on September 18.