Susan Sarandon Says U.S. "Would Be at War" If "Dangerous" Clinton Had Won
The actress and activist pushed back against people on the left who blamed her for Hillary Clinton's 2016 loss.
Susan Sarandon believes that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been just as "dangerous" as the controversy-riddled Trump administration and that the U.S. "would be at war" had she won the election.
In an interview with The Guardian, the actress and activist said she didn't regret her comments before and since the election that a Clinton presidency would be a disaster for progressive issues. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
Due to her strident opposition to the Democratic presidential candidate and her support first for Bernie Sanders in the primaries and then for Jill Stein on election day, Sarandon said she faced relentless abuse, death threats and misogynistic attacks from Clinton supporters and others on the political left.
“I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed,’ ‘I hope you’re raped.’ Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers' and that started another wave," Sarandon told the Guardian adding that people on the left blamed her for Clinton's loss directly.