Actress and Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon suggested Monday that Donald Trump would be preferable to Hillary Clinton if it came down to that match-up in the presidential general election, saying “some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately.”
MSNBC’s All In host Chris Hayes mentioned the “growing concern” that fervent Sanders supporters disliked Clinton so much that they would abandon her if she was the Democratic nominee, which Clinton appears on track to be.
“That’s a legitimate concern because they’re very passionate and very principled,” Sarandon said.
“But isn’t that crazy?” Hayes asked. “If you believe in what he believes in?”
“Well, yeah, but she doesn’t,” Sarandon said. “She’s accepted money for all of those people. She doesn’t even want to fight for a $15 minimum wage, so these are people that have not come out before, so why would we think they’re going to come out now for her, you know?”
Sarandon claimed multiple people she spoke with felt Clinton was “inauthentic” and a “liar” who they couldn’t trust.
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As they continued to discuss the issue, Hayes pressed Sarandon to see the election as potentially a choice between Clinton and Trump, arguing that Sanders himself would “probably” urge his supporters to vote for her.
“I think Bernie would probably encourage people, because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing,” Sarandon told him. “But I think a lot of people are, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to [vote for Clinton].”
“How about you personally?” Hayes asked.
“I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens,” Sarandon said.
That bit of honesty prompted Hayes to stop in his tracks. “Really?” he asked incredulously.
“Really,” Sarandon said, adding that “some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode.” Asked if she thinks that’s “dangerous,” she replied, “It’s dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around.”