Actress, Susan Sarandon, has been a known critic of former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, even before her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Sarandon has now renewed her opinion of the politician, by saying she does not regret her vote for the Green candidate Jill Stein.
Sarandon said in June 2016 that Clinton’s foreign policy made her more dangerous than her then-opponent, Donald Trump.
“I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war,” The Oscar-winning actress said.
Even though Sarandon endorsed Hillary in 2001, she soon changed sides and started supporting Bernie Sanders, who campaigned in 2016 as a social Democrat. After Sanders lost to Clinton, the actress did not re-align her views with Hillary but backed Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, instead. The Thelma and Louise star wrote in her endorsement letter to Stein that “ fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption.”
Sarandon’s move angered both moderates and the left, and this betrayal was all the more apparent in their eyes considering how Sarandon campaigned for Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election.
She states that Hillary Clinton would have continued where Obama left off when asked about the Trump administration’s approach to immigration policy. Sarandon was not a supporter of Obama as well, adding that Clinton would have continued deporting undocumented DREAMers “sneakily”.
“How he got the Nobel Peace Prize I don’t know,” Sarandon said.
The actress also pointed out how the concept of feminism was altered during the 2016 election due to Clinton being the only sure-fire female candidate to make the ticket. Sarandon added that being a woman would force a sense of duty to vote for Clinton which did not sit right with her.
While her actions have attracted negative attention from both political parties, she said that the majority came from liberals.
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