Debra Messing Reveals She'd Rather Be Stuck On an Elevator With Donald Trump Than Susan Sarandon

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Debra Messing at the 2018 Project Angel Food Angel Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 18
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Debra Messing’s feud with Susan Sarandon may surpass her dislike of President Donald Trump

The 50-year-old Will & Grace star stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, where gave a surprising answer to a tough question.   

“Who would you rather be stuck in an elevator with: Trump or Susan Sarandon,” a caller asked Messing.

“I think Trump,” Messing, a staunch Trump critic, replied with a grimace.

“Wow I thought you were going to go the other way,” host Andy Cohen remarked. “But, you know what, maybe you could make some policy changes.”

“Yes!” Messing exclaimed.

Cohen agreed, calling the actress “a very convincing person.”

“I think that, you know, if I had a moment alone with him that maybe I could,” Messing said. 

The late-night exchange comes after Messing and Sarandon, 72, recently reignited their Twitter feud when Messing spoke out against a headline declaring, “Donald Trump has, if anything, inspired more women and people of color to run for office, says actress Susan Sarandon." 

"STFU SUSAN," Messing wrote last month. "Oh yes, PLEASE let’s give Trump CREDIT. I mean how else are you able to walk out on the street."

Messing continued bashing Sarandon in a series of tweets addressing issues including immigrant children being held by the U.S. government, environmental protections, endangered animals, womens rights, voting suppression, the Supreme Court and international allies.

“Only a self righteous, narcissist would continue to spout off and not - in the face of Americans’ pain and agony -be contrite and apologize for your part in this catastrophe,” Messing concluded. “But, you do you Susan.” 

Sarandon responded to Messing, writing, “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…” 

Their spat dates back to the 2016 election where Messing supported Hillary Clinton and Sarandon rallied behind Bernie Sanders.

“I did not intend or expect it to become anything the media would be interested in,” Messing told ET of their feud in 2016. “But having said that, I think from my point of view, the politics was always at the forefront of conversation.” 

Sarandon has also addressed her numerous exchanges with Messing in the past, making her own statement on Watch What Happens Live last year. 

"She’s not very well informed and so sometimes she gets in areas that she really hasn’t thought through, maybe? She’s Trumpian a little bit like that," Sarandon said at the time. "So, I don’t have anything against her personally. I just sometimes I have to say, 'But you don’t have the information.'"

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