Karma! Hollywood picked a fight with Trump . . . guess what’s early on the budget chopping block?

Hollywood may be regretting picking a war with President Donald Trump.

While attending an inaugural ball on Friday celebrating the arts, celebrities lashed out at the new president for considering budget cuts that would eliminate art funding.

Trump’s team has been looking at a proposal that would drastically cut federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years, according to The Hill. On the cutting block would be the National Endowment for the Arts, which would be eliminated entirely.

The NEA was allotted $148 million from the federal government in 2016. And while the amount seems inconsequential in a nearly $4 trillion federal budget, it has been targeted as an example of wasteful federal spending.

But Hollywood stars are already fighting back, slamming Trump for considering the budget cuts that would affect the arts.

The move would be a “huge mistake” according to actor Tim Daly, who is also president of the Creative Coalition, which hosted the ball being dubbed “the right to bear arts.”

The “Madam Secretary” star warned that the cuts would impact smaller cities and communities which may not have any other access to the arts. “The very people, actually, who voted for him,” Daly noted.

“It’s ridiculous. We need art in our lives,” actress Marisol Gonzalez, star of “Orange is the New Black,” told The Hill.

Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men,” Cheryl Hines of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Alia Shawkat of “Arrested Development” joined other stars on stage at Friday’s inaugural ball, advocating arts funding and sharing statistics about the NEA.

Geoffrey Arend, of “Madam Secretary,” argued that the need was actually for increasing funds.

“We shouldn’t zero it out,” he said. “We should add more money.”

“Breaking Bad” actor Dean Norris thought it was “surreal” that the administration was considering the cuts.

“We’re here celebrating the arts. It’s taken on an extra sense of urgency now that we heard they want to defund the NEA,” he told The Hill.

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