Sarah Silverman, Meghan McCain and other celebrities react to Democratic debate

And they’re off! Wednesday marked the first of two Democratic debates airing this week, giving voters a chance to learn more about 10 of the candidates vying for their party’s nomination. (NBC and MSNBC will air another debate featuring the remaining candidates Thursday night.)

On Twitter, Donald Trump proclaimed the entire affair “BORING!” while Rep. Alexandrio Ocasio-Cortez shared her thoughts on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

They weren’t the only high-profile figures tuning in as Sen. Elizabeth Warren faced off against the likes of Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker.

Sarah Silverman was among the celebrities live-tweeting the televised debate, sharing several quotes that struck a chord and voicing support for Warren. Her dad, meanwhile, had a soft spot for “Miss Hawaii,” a.k.a. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Warren also had a fan in Rosie O’Donnell.

16 PHOTOS
Stars react to democratic debate
See Gallery
Stars react to democratic debate
Warren Warren all day Warren #DemocraticDebate
Warren has a comprehensive righteousAF thought-out plan for everything. She’s so badass. But mostly I like her bec… https://t.co/hAUlUBy8jD
you were amazing tonight #warren2020 https://t.co/jbk02yCpaE
yup https://t.co/M32Wzs6n2Y
I don’t like what the men are wearing. Or what they’ve done with their hair.
I screamed when he called MOMS DEMAND out!! https://t.co/YaGATzPtw2
I screamed when he called MOMS DEMAND out!! https://t.co/YaGATzPtw2
.@JulianCastro’s having a break out night. He mentioned #ERANow & ending section 1325. .@CoryBooker has x-factor p… https://t.co/Fd3av62Fny
.@JulianCastro’s having a break out night. He mentioned #ERANow & ending section 1325. .@CoryBooker has x-factor p… https://t.co/Fd3av62Fny
.@JulianCastro says he would pass the #ERA 🎉🎉🎉 #DemDebate
Who do you think did the best job tonight? #DemDebate
You guys... let the ladies of @TheView moderate one of these things. I ASSURE YOU we would get the answers American… https://t.co/rXF1nzFg6r
Tulsi and I literally couldn't disagree on more (and she fundraised off of my name for calling her out on her relat… https://t.co/dbDPhrHXgP
I speak Spanish... and at first I thought he was speaking French! 🤣 https://t.co/oeAFQ1Nsbr
🤔👇 https://t.co/TkWEOMVSTp https://t.co/ZA2kcqgbmD
Dems/liberals/progressives/snowflakes - we all have our favorites & criticism is healthy & necessary. But as debate… https://t.co/WE2VO3VWg4
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Former HUD secretary Julián Castro also appeared to have won over some stars, while West Wing and Get Out star Bradley Whitford made a crack noting the sexist feedback women candidates typically face.

It wasn’t just liberal celebrities tuning in. Conservative actor Dean Cain mocked Booker’s Spanish-speaking skills, while Scott Baio shared a pro-Trump meme. Meghan McCain seemed intrigued by Gabbard — despite accusing her of fundraising “off of my name” — and pushed for the chance to moderate a debate on The View.

Finally, comedian Billy Eichner, meanwhile, sent a pre-debate message to his fellow Dems in the spirit of solidarity.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.