Actor Samuel L. Jackson said Sunday that he is backing Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team Gore: U.S. could switch to popular vote elections ‘Pizzagate’ scare becomes flashpoint in fake news debate MORE for president next year because Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden raises possibility of 2020 presidential bid Cures bill clears first Senate hurdle A record number of Indian Americans have been elected to Congress MORE (I-Vt.) has no chance of winning the White House.
“I’m forever a Democrat, you know, and I’m gonna vote for Hillary,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jackson argued that Clinton’s past political experience gives her a significant edge over other White House hopefuls from both parties.
“Hillary kind of knows the job — she can hit the ground running,” the movie star said of the Democratic presidential front-runner. "She doesn’t have a huge learning curve like [President Obama] had or some other people had.”
“Hopefully she can open up the skeletal files on these do-nothing assholes that go to work like four times a year and not vote on things and threaten them with whatever she and [former President Bill Clinton] uncovered on them years ago and make them do something and we can get something done.”
“The Hateful Eight” star admitted he is disappointed in his occasional golfing partner Donald Trump’s Republican White House run.
“[Trump is running on] hate,” Jackson said of the GOP front-runner. "There’s absolutely nothing I can do."
“There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s saying that are running also, you know, that are just as crazy,” the performer said of the GOP’s 2016 field.
“[They] have just as much ill-will toward the common man — and not just the common black man. People who don’t have a certain amount of money don’t mean anything to them.”