Messing and her Will & Grace co-star Eric McCormack made headlines over the weekend when, in response to President Trump's Emmy week fundraiser, she called on the names of attendees to be identified. “Please print a list of all attendees please. The public has a right to know," she tweeted. Trump responded on Twitter Sunday, tweeting: "I have not forgotten that when it was announced that I was going to do The Apprentice, and when it then became a big hit, helping NBC’s failed lineup greatly, @DebraMessing came up to me at an Upfront & profusely thanked me, even calling me 'Sir.' How times have changed!"