Hollywood Reacts to Mike Pence's Defense of Donald Trump During VP Debate
Tim Kaine and Mike Pence faced off Tuesday night, just one week after the first presidential debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Everyone from Mark Ruffalo to Katie Couric weighed in on Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate, which saw Hillary Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, face off against Donald Trump's vp candidate, Gov. Mike Pence, of Indiana.
The battle, moderated by CBS News correspondent and CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano, came a week after more than 84 million viewers tuned in to watch Trump and Clinton go head-to-head Sept. 26.
Hours before the debate kicked off, the Republican National Committee's site GOP.com accidentally went live with pre-written articles declaring Pence the winner and recounting some of the night's biggest highlights. Hollywood stars were quick to take jabs at the site's error, Pence's defense of Trump and the two running mates' constant interruption of one another.
See some of the reactions below.
Pre-debate GOP leak:
Maybe the RNC staff should be gathered around their social media guy tonight to keep him from blowing it. Oops. Too late. https://t.co/oLIvsvmTxE— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 5, 2016
I'm so excite about the Vice Presidential debate! I can hardly zzzzzzzzz #VPDebate— Dave Foley (@DaveSFoley) October 5, 2016
During the Debate:
Pence may try to seem like a good guy, but don't be fooled: His record as governor on LGBT and women's rights is absolutely appalling.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 5, 2016
A question about a Senator being stopped 7 times in a year because he's African American, and Pence's answer is that we need Stop and Frisk.— Liz Meriwether (@lizmeriwether) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine's face appears to be expanding and Mike Pence's is shrinking. I'm on antihistamines but I swear it's happening. #VPDebate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 5, 2016
Mike Pence's hair looks like PlayStation 2. #VPDebate— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 5, 2016
I like this part of the debate. On policing. They're both struggling to find some common ground. More of this, please? #VPDebate— (@pattonoswalt) Oct 04 2016
Why does this #debate feel like a prequel to Cocoon?— (@joshgad) Oct 04 2016
Kaine just introduced the moral judgment of immigration reform into the mix, along w/the awesome phrase "Jeffersonian Equality." #VPDebate— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) October 5, 2016
Fascinating and wonderful to watch a man talk about being proud to support a strong woman. #VPDebate— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) October 5, 2016
Whoa we are witnessing the death of Pence's batteries— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 5, 2016
Pence did a great job talking about abortion. #VPDebate— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) October 5, 2016
Congrats veeps on a solid debate that was still not as enjoyable as my guacamole #VPDebate #Debates2016— (@edhelms) Oct 04 2016
Vice presidential debates are like NBA preseason games where the starters don't show up. #VPDebate— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) October 5, 2016
My takeaway of the #VPDebate: Pence is asking Americans to get behind a candidate who's words he himself can not defend.— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) October 5, 2016
On the VP Candidates Interrupting Each Other:
Can't even watch this debate...Talking over each other the whole time— (@PSchwarzenegger) Oct 04 2016
OH MY GOD JIMMY OLSEN IS FIGHTING SOLOMON GRUNDY ON THIS EPISODE OF THE FLASH -- oh wait, it's the #VPDebate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 5, 2016
This #VP debate is like showing up way early to. Championship fight and seeing guys fight before it's even dark #gacho— (@georgelopez) Oct 04 2016
Trump's kind of "genius" businessman--profiting while screwing contractors, investors and the government--demands a new term: fi-DOUCHE-iary— (@GeorgeTakei) Oct 04 2016
When asked about Trump's character, Pence talks about Syria - makes sense.— (@lizmeriwether) Oct 04 2016
Pence on Trump not paying taxes #VPDebate https://t.co/m4zuqEL0ZE— (@jordancarlos) Oct 04 2016
One thing to keep in mind is that if Trump dies AND Pence dies our President will be Trump's Secretary of State, Foghorn Leghorn.— (@billyeichner) Oct 04 2016
Too bad Trump didn't practice "extreme vetting" when he chose Pence as his running mate.— (@GeorgeTakei) Oct 04 2016
How exactly can the GOP declare "victory" in a debate that hasn't begun yet? I repeat... Hasn't even started.… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/783465875516993536— (@SophiaBush) Oct 04 2016
#Pence doesn't understand that he would look better if he acknowledged wrongdoings/mistakes of trump instead of acting as if it's not real.— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) October 5, 2016
Man. Imagine having to defend Donald's EXACT statements. Not an easy task.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 5, 2016
Pence. Stand by your boss' statements or drop the fuck out.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 5, 2016