Macdonald later tweeted an apology and said he would never "defend their actions."
"Like, at first, I seriously thought she meant Leonard Cohen's death," he said. "And I was like, well I can get through that. I can get through anything. I got through my own father's death. You think I can't get through a man getting elected president of the United States? It was so absurd that, for some reason, she was the one that was supposed to let me know that it's all right to go on. Go on as if nothing happened. Nothing exploded."