Susan Sarandon Concerned Pope Francis Will Be "Assassinated" While in the U.S.

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"I think they’re going to assassinate him."

Susan Sarandon expressed concern for Pope Francis' safety when he visits the U.S. in a recent interview with New York's Daily News.

"I think they’re going to assassinate him," she said during her interview. "I think he’s done some major, major cleansing of the whole system."

Pope Francis is arriving in NYC on Thursday. Sarandon said she is a fan of Pope Francis, who she views as progressive.

"I love this Pope," Sarandon said in her interview. "He’s humble — he doesn’t live in the palatial whatever. I think he’s a Pope of the people."

The actress also spoke to the newspaper about Donald Trump and his popularity.

"I think people are really starved for something authentic and even though he has no idea specifically what he’s talking about, he speaks to the guy who wishes he could say, ‘Everything’s a mess, we’re tired of the machine, we’re tired of politics as usual,' " said Sarandon. "I think it’s great that the Republicans have to figure out how to deal with him, it’s interesting."

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