Susan Sarandon not sure she’d back Clinton over Trump
Actress and Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon said late Monday that she isn’t sure that she would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump if the two front-runners face each other in the general election.
During an interview on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes,” Sarandon criticized the former secretary of State for stances that go against progressive ideals. She added that some Sanders supporters would have a hard time bringing themselves to vote for her in a general election.
“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.
CORRECTION: An earlier headline on this story incorrectly said that Sarandon said she might vote for Trump.
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