During the 2016 general election, predominantly liberal Hollywood was loudly supportive of Hillary Clinton, all while joking about Donald Trump and the supposed unlikelihood of his presidency. Their bitterness over losing an election they were confident to win has resulted in extreme “resistance” efforts against the President. No one in Hollywood has publicly criticized Hillary Clinton until now.
Recently, actress Susan Sarandon made some shocking statements about the presidency. As reported by The Guardian, Sarandon referred to Hillary Clinton as “very, very dangerous,” suggesting that America would be in war if Hillary Clinton was President.
The Hollywood icon implied that the Leftist hero, Hillary Clinton, would be more dangerous to America than President Trump — even though the Left commonly claims Mr. Trump is a threat to humanity.
In an interview with The Guardian, Sarandon admitted her view on Hillary Clinton. “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.”
Sarandon said she has told her Hillary Clinton-supporting friends: “[Hillary]’s not authentic. She’s been terrible to gay people for the longest time. She’s an opportunist.”
Clinton supported sending troops to Iraq in a 2002 vote as Senator. She later stated, “The decision to go to war in Iraq was a mistake, and I have said that my voting to give President Bush that authority was, from my perspective, my mistake.” But her regret didn’t change the minds of anti-war advocates like Sarandon.
During the 2016 election, Clinton held the position that she supported a no-fly zoneover Syria, which many believed would lead to military conflict with Russia.
Sarandon’s political leanings have been that of progressive liberalism for quite some time. She famously protested the Vietnam War and conflicts in both Nicaragua and Iraq. Her anti-war position, in part, made her unsupportive of Hillary Clinton, even causing her to refuse to endorse Clinton after she became the Democrat Party nominee. Sarandon also criticized Clinton’s record of corruption. This comes in spite of the fact that Sarandon supported Clinton’s Senate campaign in 2001, even posing in photos together.
Despite being a well known Hollywood liberal, Sarandon said her criticisms come from her own side of the political aisle. “I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she said, adding that it is liberals that accuse her of “not checking her white privilege” or “throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate [Jill Stein]” during the general election. Sarandon went on to cite vile, misogynistic attacks from Hillary Clinton supporters, which became so harassing and threatening that she had to change her phone number.
Sarandon, who formerly supported Bernie Sanders (I-VT), chose to support Jill Stein even after Hillary Clinton became the Democrat nominee. “I didn’t advocate people voting for anything,” Sarandon said. “I said ‘get your information, I’m going to vote for change,’ because I was hoping that Stein was going to get whatever percentage she needed – but I knew she wasn’t going to make the difference in the election.”
At the time, Sarandon blamed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for rigging the primary election in favor of Clinton. “That’s why we’re going to lose again if we depend on the DNC, because the amount of denial,” she said.
It seems at least Sarandon has woken up to the dangerous reality that America escaped when Hillary Clinton lost the election. Hopefully, her position can spread to others in Hollywood.