Susan Sarandon Not Sure She’d Back Clinton Over Trump
Actress Susan Sarandon has been a very passionate Bernie Sanders supporter, endorsing the candidate and appearing at his rallies.
However in an interview on MSNBC, she said that she doesn’t believe that Hillary Clinton would be a good second-choice to Bernie Sanders.
She cited Clinton’s past support of Wall Street and the money that she’s taken as reasons why Clinton would not bring out Sanders supporters. She also balked at the idea of voting for Clinton herself.
The Hill reports:
“How about you personally?” Hayes asked.
“I don’t know. I’m gonna see what happens,” she responded.
“You know, some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode.”
Hayes then asked her if she thought that it would be dangerous to allow Trump to become president.
“If you think that it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now, then you’re not in touch with the status quo,” she responded.
“I think it’s dangerous to think we continue the way we are, with a militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, with threats to women’s rights and think that you can’t do something huge to turn that around.”
Sarandon is a liberal activist and has long been an outspoken critic of Clinton. In 2000, she endorsed third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader, but by 2008 she had shifted to the mainstream, backing then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) over Clinton in Democratic primary.