Read what Hollywood stars had to say about the speakers and the spectacle at the 2020 Republican National Convention on Aug. 24-27, 2020, where President Donald Trump accepted the party's nomination with Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate… starting with this actor… "Quick fact check: Trump lies throughout his convention speech from start to finish. #TrumpLies #TrumpChaos #RNC2020 #EndTheNightmare #AmericaOrTrump" –Billy Baldwin, via Twitter on night 4
"Man, I love this President." –James Woods, on Twitter on night 4
"This makes me so mad. We have all been staying home being smart. Not hugging our family missing our big events. Pinching pennies wearing masks. And then this disrespectful brazen s***! #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica" –Lea Thompson, on Twitter in response to a large crowd of shoulder-to-shoulder unmasked attendees on night 4 of the RNC at the White House
"Amazing speech last night Mr President. God bless you." –Antonio Sabato Jr., on Twitter on night 4
"I'm so angry right now. How can he say he's done anything for anyone. We are dying. Kids are dying. Our friends are getting shot for no reason. He is not fit for this office. Vote." –Christina Applegate after President Donald Trump's speech, on Twitter on night 4
"As a fact checker, where do you begin? I am being serious. I really don't know where one starts." –Dan Rather, on Twitter on night 4
"I have met @IvankaTrump a few times. In 2015, when she guest judged a show I hosted, she told me I was her hero. I'm sad to see her now. #RNC2020 #TeamJoe #TrumpChaos … Trump has used his pardon power to downplay white-collar crimes and normalize corruption. Trump used the possibility of pardons for his advisers, including Roger Stone, to encourage them not to incriminate him. #trumpchaos" –Alyssa Milano, on Twitter on night 4
"Tonight, the last night of whatever that is, I'll be watching one of my favorites, 'First Wives Club!' Haven't seen it in eons, and if I'm not mistaken, #Ivana is in it! Remember her?" –Bette Midler, on Twitter on night 4
"Every time I hear Mike Pence speak, I wish President Trump would unleash him fully into the campaign. He's a fantastic speaker and a brilliant leader. 'Let slip the dogs of war!' He will serve America well as President 2024-2032 @VP" –James Woods, on Twitter on night 3
"I worry for Mike Pence's mom who is in that crowded place with nobody wearing masks … Every speaker that i saw tonight told so many lies … Kamala Harris will take care of all this b* and the lies. Cannot wait for the VP debate" –Mia Farrow, on Twitter on night 3 after Vice President Mike Pence's speech
".@JackBrewerBSI giving an impassioned speech. You're a good man, Jack Brewer. … .@RichardGrenell [fire emoji]" –Dean Cain, on Twitter on night 3
"Putin's Grand Plan is currently on vivid display as the #RNC trots out its lies, and race war. The Russian asset currently causing all this mayhem takes 'no responsibility', but the endgame will be tragic, the death of our Republic, as he installs himself as dictator-for-life." –Bette Midler, on Twitter on night 3
"Incredible job @CawthornforNC … Great speech tonight, congratulations. @RichardGrenell" –Antonio Sabato Jr., on Twitter on night 3
"This woman has earned the right to be heard. I agree with her. You may or may not agree with her message but wow, what a life and what conviction. Although you are now a nun and no longer in the armed service, I still Salute you" –Kirstie Alley after Sister Deirdre Byrne's remarks at the RNC, on Twitter on night 3
"Lara Trump says President Trump will 'keep America prosperous.' Is she forgetting about the millions of Americans who are still unemployed because of his failed coronavirus response? #trumpchaos #BuildBackBetter" –Alyssa Milano, on Twitter on night 3
Bette Midler had a lot to say on Twitter after night 2 of the RNC on Aug. 25. Some highlights: "Mike Pompeo said we have missiles to deter Russian aggression? Russia has never had to get aggressive, they just ask & Trump gives it up every time!" She also delivered quite a bit of commentary about Melania Trump and the first lady's speech: "#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage! … #Melania took all the color out of the #RoseGarden but Don tried his utmost to bring some back with that greasy bronzer! … Oh, God. She still can't speak English. (to which she later added, 'Why not? Just giving them a taste of their own immigrant bashing medicine. I guess they're not keen') … Melania lacks warmth so severely that I just had to turn my AC down. … Anodyne, anodyne, nothing but simple minded pablum. 'I have to remind myself that I am very lucky.' I completely agree! You are one lucky Slovenian! And after all that surgery, you hit a kind of horrible jackpot, chained to an colossal idiot." Bette later apologized for one of her comments, tweeting, "Well, all hell has broken loose because I said Melania 'still can't speak English' last night. I was wrong to make fun of her accent. America is made up [of] people who speak with all kinds of accents, and they are all welcomed always."
"I am proud to be a Republican #RepublicanNationalConvention … Awesome night two of the Republican National Convention. #RepublicanNationalConvention … Our wonderful amazing and beautiful @FLOTUS. … 4 MORE YEARS" –Antonio Sabato Jr., on Twitter on night 2
Comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted in response to Tiffany Trump's speech on night 2, "'I'm Tiffany Trump and I've loved my dad Donald J Trump ever since I met him in 2015.'" She also tweeted, in response to first lady Melania Trump's speech, "Seriously, f*** this b****."
On night 2 of the RNC, Dean Cain weighed in on a few other Hollywood stars' RNC comments about first lady Melania Trump's speech, writing "#tolerant #loving #inclusive" in response to Bette Midler's tweet reading, "Oh, God. She still can't speak English." He also tweeted, "More love and tolerance directed at our First Lady, from classy Hollywood," in response to Kathy Griffin's tweet that read, "Seriously, f*** this b****." Dean also had this to say about the Kentucky attorney general's comments during the RNC: "Great speech by @djaycameron."
"What i hated this evening was Trump using his presidency to make himself look grand- the WH as a set, granting a pardon, bestowing citizenship, making former captives, one by one, tell him how how grateful they are – but on camera, Melania in Rose Garden. Its just wrong … That no one is wearing a mask is at minimum a terrible example to Trump supporters. It can cost lives. … Its true that [Melania Trump] is the only republican over these two nights who not only mentioned the virus, but expressed sympathy for the people lost, the suffering, the jobs lost. – the reality Americans are facing" –Mia Farrow, on Twitter on night 2
"I don't usually watch any convention but I lm enjoying this RNC.. im learning a lot about other people's lives. Sweet … What I like about this RNC is getting to know these conservative Americans. Pretty nice, smart, compassionate crew I'd say. Proves there are a lot of good people out there who shouldn't be overlooked or chastised because of their politics. It's honestly quite moving" –Kirstie Alley, on Twitter on night 2
"Didn't she used to sell that Wap?" –Cardi B, on first lady Melania Trump's former career as a model in response to an RNC-inspired tweet that read "America needs far more women like Melania Trump and far less like Cardi B." The rapper was referencing her new record-breaking hit song "WAP" featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
In response to a tweeted Variety headline about the convention that read "'Apprentice' Producers Help Plan Republican National Convention," Rosie O'Donnell tweeted "#f***MARKburnett."
"Yo, @mattgaetz, watched your speech last night. What an a******!" Ron Perlman wrote on Twitter, and the Florida Congressman replied, "I'll put you down as a 'maybe,'" to which the "Hellboy" star responded, "Don't leave the light on, f*******."
"GO @HerschelWalker GO!!!!!! [multiple American flag emojis]" –Scott Baio, on Twitter on night 1
"Kimberly Guilfoyle knows her future father-in-law loves all caps, so that's how she did her speech. 'DO YOU LIKE ME NEW DADDY???'" –Bette Midler, on Twitter on night 1
"This is not SNL?" –Maren Morris, on Twitter on night 1
"The speech by @Jim_Jordan was fantastic. #RNC" –Dean Cain, on Twitter on night 1
"You're right, @kimguilfoyle! The best IS yet to come. #BidenHarris2020ToSaveAmerica #TrumpChaos. #RepublicanNationalConvention" –Alyssa Milano, on Twitter on night 1
"Kimberly Guilfoyle is a first generation American??? Her people are from Aguadilla, PR. So is my grandfather. Puerto Ricans are American – last I checked. I'm horrified. And embarrassed as a fellow Latina. Shameful. #GOPConvention2020" –Sunny Hostin, on Twitter on night 1
Antonio Sabato Jr. tweeted that the RNC was "inspirational" and made him feel "hopeful." He tweeted of speaker Herschel Walker, "You did amazing my friend." He also posted the message, "AMERICA FIRST #RNCConvention2020."
".@kimguilfoyle, in a extremist blood-and-soil screed, slams 'cosmopolitan elites.' This has long been an anti-Semitic code. Thanks for making it obvious. #TrumpChaos #RepublicanConvention #Unhinged" –Debra Messing, on Twitter on night 1
"Is it just me or is anyone else throwing up right now?" –Rob Reiner, on Twitter on night 1
"The speech by Guilfoyle went off without a hitch except that the winged monkeys didn't take flight as ordered." –George Takei on Twitter, on night 1
"That these grotesques were invited to speak at the RNC says all we need to know abt the Trump cult. Protestors were peacefully marching past- on the street. They did not cross onto the McCroskeys property. Yet they were threatened with loaded guns. I wd have joined them. #BLM " –Mia Farrow on Twitter on night 1 reacting to an RNC appearance by the couple who made headlines for pointing guns at Black Lives Matters protestors in St. Louis