Over the weekend, Will & Grace star Debra Messing slammed President Trump during her acceptance speech at the GLAAD Media Awards.But Messing didn’t just focus on Donald. Messing set her sights on Ivanka Trump.
Messing said,“There is someone I would like to make a direct appeal to this evening,” Messing said, before jokingly referring to the first daughter as the secretary of state. “Ivanka … girlfriend … what are you doing? C’mon, it’s me, Deb. Let’s talk for a second, one Jewish mother to another.”
Ivanka Trump has been dropped into the spotlight due to the fact that she has accepted a non-paid job in the White House as her father’s special assistant.
Some had hoped that Ivanka would have a more moderate influence on the right-wing administration. Unfortunately, there have been no signs of her influence.
Messing demanded that Ivanka try harder,
“It is not enough to simply say that women’s issues are important to you. It’s time to do something. Ivanka, you can change the lives of millions of women and children just by telling your dad stories about real people who are suffering. Don’t let him separate immigrant mothers from their American-born children. Don’t let him take health care away from women who need it. Don’t allow him to make trans kids like Gavin fight in court for their basic human dignity.”
“Ivanka, please, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say you believe in. You can’t just write ‘#womenwhowork’ and think you’re advancing feminism. You need to be a woman who does good work #saywhatyoumeanandmeanwhatyousay.”
She added: “Ivanka, we know you love the guy who does your hair color. It’s good, by the way. So do right by your colorist. And by all of us Imagine how you’ll feel sitting at Passover Seder, if you can tell your children that you fought for justice and freedom. It will make you feel richer than owning all the skyscrapers and golf courses in the world.”