Hollywood Reacts With Anger, Disgust Before Second Presidential Debate

The Hollywood Reporter

Donald Trump's recently released lewd recordings were the hot topic of Sunday's presidential debate, the second one of the general election. 

Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off at Washington University in St. Louis, with CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC's Martha Raddatz as moderators, beginning with questions about the tapes released Friday. 

Trump ramped up his attack against Clinton earlier Sunday, first with online posts referencing unsubstantiated sexual abuse claims against Bill Clinton, then holding a press conference with four of Bill Clinton's sexual assault accusers, including Paula Jones, an hour before the debate on Sunday. Trump posted the event online with a Facebook Live video, calling it "debate prep."

Hollywood reacted with shock and disgust at the pre-debate event, some calling it a stunt, others posting images calling Trump immature. 

Read more: Clinton vs. Trump: Watch the Second Presidential Debate Live

Below are some of the reactions.

Pre-debate press conference antics:

If tonight's #debate is like a game of chess, Trump's bringing Clinton accusers to debate hall is this move - pic.twitter.com/1Ubh3DQ2zM

- Ed Helms (@edhelms) October 10, 2016

Mr. Trump is cynically trying to pull all of us down to his level. But none of us can possibly stoop that low.

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 10, 2016

Don't bring kids to this debate I think it's going to get vulgar & ugly If Trump has anything to do with it.

- Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) October 10, 2016

Trump doing his pre-debate prep. pic.twitter.com/whVXYON633

- Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) October 10, 2016

@kingsthings - remember u and donald discussing if i was fuckable - on your show larry king? 2007 ? i do

- Rosie (@Rosie) October 10, 2016

I already feel gross! #debatenight

- Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 10, 2016

Not all of these women have accused Clinton of rape. Trump just trying to go down in flames and take all with him https://t.co/6nT3GOAyOP

- Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) October 10, 2016

Thanks. Realize now. The press conference made me apoplectic and I missed it, then went even MORE apoplectic. Sigh. G-d help us. https://t.co/mp3q4MR64f

- Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 10, 2016

#NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/zzGBzaZuWx

- Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) October 10, 2016

As usual, Donald Trump has gotten himself in trouble and as usual, like an animal in a cage, all he knows how to do is throw his own feces.

- Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 10, 2016