Susan Sarandon, the Hollywood actress, may not be Trump’s biggest fan but she has felt the heat for being against Hillary. In a recent interview, she claims that there is an odd notion that if you are a strong Independent female you have to side with Hillary otherwise you are verbally assaulted.
Sarandon has received comments from Hillary supporters as threatening as “I Hope you get raped!” This is to be expected from the hypocritical left that is supposedly accepting of everyone. The actress also commented on how messed up the left-biased media is:
“You can’t judge by the mainstream media what’s going on in the country. How did we lose all our journalists and media?”
It’s nice to see a Hollywood actress with some common sense being Anti-Hillary and believing that the left media is spewing fake news is rare. Especially in a cesspool like Hollywood where sexual offenders are a dime a dozen.
Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?
“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “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.”
It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”
It’s tempting to read some of Sarandon’s fervor as a reaction against her own family’s Republicanism – during the Bush years, her now 94-year-old-mother was interviewed by Bill O’Reilly, and encouraged to speculate on where she went wrong with her daughter. (Sarandon’s mother would probably have voted for Trump, she says, but “I don’t think she got out to vote.” She smiles. “We didn’t facilitate that.”)
All of which makes the actor’s position on feminism more puzzling. Sarandon is close to her three children – Eva Amurri, whom she had with the Italian filmmaker Franco Amurri, and Miles and Jack, her two sons with her former partner of 23 years, Tim Robbins, with whom she is reportedly on good terms… It was her daughter, Eva, who as a teenager didn’t like the word feminism, says Sarandon, because “it seemed redundant to have to say you were a feminist”.