From hyping Elizabeth Warren to slamming candidates’ “mediocre Spanish vocabulary,” the stars were out on Twitter during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, the first of two.
Stephen King, Sarah Silverman, Billy Eichner, Jonathan Van Ness and more took to social media to share their thoughts on the crowded stage of candidates.
Hollywood especially took to Warren, with celebrities praising everything from the Massachusetts senator’s answers to her appearance.
“Warren has a comprehensive righteousAF thought-out plan for everything,” Silverman wrote. “She’s so badass. But mostly I like her because she purty IM SORRY.”
“Insecure” actress Natasha Rothwell also sounded her support for Warren with a meme imagining her prep strategy.
“DEBATE COACH: What if you said— / WARREN: If I tell the truth I won’t have to remember anything. / DEBATE COACH: Cool. Cool. Cool.”
Others poked fun at the number of candidates who qualified for the debates — which were split into two nights to account for all 20 participants.
“When do we get to vote someone off the island?” joked “Queer Eye” star Van Ness.
When do we get to vote someone off the island?— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) June 27, 2019
Van Ness’ costar Karamo Brown joined the discussion too, to criticize debaters like Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker for delivering some of their responses in Spanish.
“Real talk ... just because you’re a Democrat and possess a Mediocre Spanish vocabulary ... does not mean you should ever try to answer any question in Spanish,” Brown wrote. “Latino people are not going to all the sudden vote for you just because you said ‘Hola’ #CutItOut.”
And Brown wasn’t the only star who noticed the Democrats’ selective bilingualism. The official Twitter account for “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” came in with a meme of Booker’s and Warren’s reactions to O’Rourke’s first use of Spanish.
“When your friend comes back from study abroad #DemDebate,” the show captioned the photo.
Some directed their focus away from the Democrats, instead zeroing in on their Republican opponent in the White House.
“Keep an eye out for Trump’s tweets during and after these debates,” King wrote. “I’m betting he blows his stack in classic Trumpian fashion. He can’t help himself.”
Keep an eye out for Trump’s tweets during and after these debates. I’m betting he blows his stack in classic Trumpian fashion. He can’t help himself.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 27, 2019
Meanwhile, Eichner and “Family Guy” star Seth MacFarlane reminded all the candidates they were on one team.
“Dems/liberals/progressives/snowflakes - we all have our favorites & criticism is healthy & necessary,” Eichner tweeted. “But as debates begin let’s remember we need each other more than ever. NOTHING will make Trump happier than to watch us tear our own side apart. So let’s not. And let’s WIN.”
Dems/liberals/progressives/snowflakes - we all have our favorites & criticism is healthy & necessary. But as debates begin let’s remember we need each other more than ever. NOTHING will make Trump happier than to watch us tear our own side apart. So let’s not. And let’s WIN. 🇺🇸— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 26, 2019
“Candidates - please stop yelling,” MacFarlane wrote. “We’re all on the same side.”
Candidates - please stop yelling. We’re all on the same side.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 27, 2019
See more Hollywood reactions below.
All the topic being discussed by these candidates are important. I feel proud to be a Democrat. 🇺🇸— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 27, 2019
Omgggg I don’t know how to say that but like omg yes dueling Spanish speaking politicians omgggg that’s why Booker was so maddddd— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) June 27, 2019
.@JulianCastro’s having a break out night. He mentioned #ERANow & ending section 1325.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 27, 2019
.@CoryBooker has x-factor presence. Powerful. Incredibly special. Commanding the stage and the room.
.@ewarren makes it all look so effortless. Fluid. Brilliant. She is flawless. #Demdebate
Since there's so many candidates, its a shame there's not the technology to put two or three of them in a, um, transfunctioner, and make one really great candidate. Delaney's answers coming out of Beto's face, for example.— Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 27, 2019