Susan Sarandon Is Apparently More Afraid of ‘Warmonger’ Hillary Clinton Than Trump’s Border Wall
Susan Sarandon admits that she is far more concerned about Democrat presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s untrustworthy record on overseas wars than Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.
The actress, a diehard Bernie Sanders supporter, talked about the presidential campaign during a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
When asked if she would vote for Clinton over Sanders, if she becomes the Democrat standard-bearer, Sarandon responded, “I’m not dealing with that yet.”
See clip embedded below.
Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War while a U.S. senator.
An Academy Award winner for her role in Dead Man Walking, Sarandon is or was a friend of Hillary Clinton over the years as a photo that Colbert produced indicated. About Hillary, the actress quipped that she “had to break up with her.”
Sarandon, 69, explained why in front of Colbert’s CBS TV studio audience.
“I told her don’t go in Iraq — I’m very upset about that…I said, ‘you know, there’s not enough evidence and there’s no exit strategy’ — everything that everybody was saying — and she went in. So I was like, ‘who is this person, I can’t trust her.'”
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) April 30, 2016
A self-described environmentalist and feminist, Sarandon also slammed Clinton for supporting fracking during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State and for favoring big business. She also claimed that Clinton opposed the $15 minimum wage until the political winds changed. “I don’t trust her,” Sarandon reaffirmed.
About Clinton rival Bernie Sanders, the Thelma and Louise star insisted that the Vermont senator has been “consistently morally in the right place” such as opposing the Iraq War and international trade agreements, positions which Sanders shares with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Sitting alongside Colbert, she also predicted a contested convention for the Democrats, a circumstance many pundits incorrectly predicted for the GOP.
— CBSN (@CBSNLive) April 29, 2016
When Colbert brought up her past comments from an MSNBC interview that others interpreted or misinterpreted to suggest that she might vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton (since walked back) in the general election, Susan Sarandon provided this additional explanation.
“I said, some people say Trump might [bring the revolution faster]. I’m more afraid of, actually, Hillary Clinton’s war record and her hawkishness than I am of building a wall, but that doesn’t mean that I would vote for Trump.”
Sarandon also questioned whether Donald Trump would even get the nomination and scoffed that “who would vote for Trump, seriously?” in the general election.
This was before the unconventional and first-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination defied pundits on the left and the right and vanquished all 16 of his GOP opponents after last night’s results in the decisive Indiana Primary.
In March, as alluded to above, Sarandon raised eyebrows when she said on MSNBC that “Some people believe Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, things will really explode.”
Of course I would never support Trump for any reason. If you watch the interview you'll see that's not what I said. https://t.co/wQk0cMmeyp
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) March 29, 2016
As The Inquisitr previously reported, during the discussion on the liberal network, the MSNBC host noted that if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head during the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders would likely urge his supporters to vote for the former first lady. Susan Sarandon then said that it is possible that her candidate will do that in case he loses, as he has no ego. But she further argued that many would-be general election Bernie voters won’t be able to bring themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton.
In late April, Susan Sarandon told The View panelists that people should stop pressuring women into voting for Hillary Clinton just because she is a woman. She followed up with Entertainment Weekly that voting for Hillary just because she is a woman is sexist.
Donald Trump has famously declared that Hillary Clinton is playing the woman card, and that if she were a man, “I don’t think she’d get 5 per cent of the vote.”
Who do you think Susan Sarandon will wind up voting for in the November 2016 general election?
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