Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton Would've Been "More Dangerous" Than Trump

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In an interview with the Guardian published Sunday night, actress Susan Sarandon – a noted anti-war and climate progressive – described her former friend Hillary Clinton as “very dangerous” in response to an interviewer’s question about why she supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Furthermore, Sarandon, who has been the subject of vicious and persistent attacks by leftists for supporting a third-party candidate that many blame, wrongly, for throwing the election to Trump. She said she had to change her phone number because – get this – angry Clinton supporters left a torrent of death and rape threats on her voicemail.

Sarandon, who fist became involved in activism as a young woman when she became an early and vocal proponent of the anti-War movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, even suggested that Clinton might’ve been “more dangerous” than Trump.

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."

Though she supported Clinton’s first bid for the senate in 2001, Sarandon said her support for Clinton evaporated when the then-senator voted in favor of the war in Iraq.

It is often overlooked that in 2001, Sarandon supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the Senate. There are photos of them posing chummily together, grinning. Then Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and it all went downhill. During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, then wouldn’t support Clinton after she won the nomination, and now all the moderates hate her, to the extent, she says, that she had to change her phone number because people she identifies as Hillary trolls sent her threatening messages. “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’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave."


Wait, from the right?


“No, from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’"

In a jab at her critics on the left, Sarandon said she isn’t worried about the threats or the criticism from people who bizarrely blame her for throwing the election to Trump. Instead, she’s worried that the left’s refusal to reckon with the true nature of the problem – that the DNC rigged an election to favor a flawed, unpopular candidate - will harm progressive causes in the long run.

“Well, that’s why we’re going to lose again if we depend on the DNC [the Democratic National Committee]. Because the amount of denial ... I mean it’s very flattering to think that I, on my own, cost the election. That my little voice was the deciding factor."


Is it upsetting to be attacked?


“It’s upsetting to me more from the point of view of thinking they haven’t learned. I don’t need to be vindicated."


But it’s upsetting that they’re still feeding the same misinformation to people. When Obama got the nomination, 25% of [Hillary’s] people didn’t vote for him. Only 12% of Bernie’s people didn’t vote for her."


But she didn’t advocate voting for Hillary! Come on.




Didn’t she advocate voting for Jill Stein?


“I didn’t advocate people voting for anything. 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.”

Luckily, Sarandon said her friends have stood by her, at least.

Has she lost friends over all this? “No. My friends have a right to their opinions. It’s disappointing but that’s their business. It’s like in the lead-up to Vietnam, and then later they say: ‘You were right.’ Or strangely, some of my gay friends were like: ‘Oh, I just feel bad for [Clinton]. And I said: ‘She’s not authentic. She’s been terrible to gay people for the longest time. She’s an opportunist.’ And then I’m like: ‘OK, let’s not talk about it any more.’"


Still, I think while there was vast political error on both sides, the inability of Sarandon and her ilk to embrace the lesser of two evils permitted the greater of the two evils to rise. And yet I like Sarandon. It takes real courage to go against the mob. Her inconsistencies are a little wild, but in the age of social-media enforced conformity, I have never met anyone so uninterested in toeing the line.

When it comes to deportations, Sarandon said a hypothetical Clinton administration probably have continued with Obama’s strategy of “sneakily” deporting immigrants.

Given his record on immigration and extrajudicial drone-enabled murder, Sarandon said she was shocked that he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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."

This isn’t the first time Sarandon has suggested that Clinton could be a greater national security risk than Trump. She made similar comments in June 2016, just as Clinton was clinching the nomination. At that time, Trump’s “America First” foreign policy pledge – which was based on a philosophy of noninterventionism – was arguably more dovish than his rival.

Of course, Trump has pivoted away from that stance since taking office, authorizing more troop deployments in Afghanistan and threatening North Korea with nuclear annihilation, chagrining many of his early supporters.   

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Calculus99's picture

Slowly slowly the Clinton dam is starting to break.

A few notice it and are starting to move to higher ground. 

Most don't see a little drip-drip as a problem but they soon will. 

Saradon rightly points out re the Vietnam war (will be the same for Clinton). She was telling everyone the war is insane, the majority did the usual seal clapping and said 'it's for freedom' or 'if we don't fiight the nasty Russians will soon be at our door because the GOVERNMENT TELLS US'. Then they say afterwards, you were right.

If any bookie is offering odds on the hag being in hangcuffs by Xmas, I'd put a fair amount of money on that bet.   

insanelysane's picture

If Vietnam falls to the commies the Russians will be marching down Main Street, USA in a matter of months.

- Deep State circa 1960's and early 1970's


If the Middle East falls, ...


New boss same as the old boss

Mustahattu's picture

She was best in Team America. Since then she's done nothing.

shovelhead's picture

The things that people who call themselves liberals don't understand are legion.

Mazzy's picture

Like hard work and family values?

allamerican's picture

tired hearing bout this person.  she need to shut the fuck up or shut her the fuck up- sessions. one confidential slip, she's toast.

Xena fobe's picture

You know tbe tide is turning when people seem unafraid of being Arkancided. 

Mazzy's picture

Hilary has very little soft power anymore.

Just like unicorn stocks her power was vested in what people BELIEVED she would be able to do for the future.

Now that those prospects are dashed, so to has her soft power.  It is the same with the unicorn stocks once a sufficient mass discovers they are unable to deliver.

As Hilary's soft power erodes, so too does her hard power.  She cannot hire mercenaries anymore (assassins, computer guys, journalists, community organizers, Soros thugs, etc.) because she has little grassroots backing despite verbiage to the contrary. 

The left sense her weakness and even though they still claim to 'stand with her', the Beta Hyenas have sensed the Alpha is getting old and will kill it in the field soon enough.

Shed Boy's picture

 Watch how Somalia grows this next year. The MIC is in control of wars...the President has no control over them. CIA, FBI do as the please.

trailer park boys's picture

And that's why the Intel agencies hate Trump - he isn't quite obedient enough for them. The CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. are in charge. The US president is supposed to be something akin to the Queen of England - all pomp and circumstance, but no real power.

Shed Boy's picture

So far, other then a few meaningless exec orders, he is all pomp, cimcumstance and tweets. Meet the new boss...same as the old boss.

STP's picture

Let them hate Trump.  Something far bigger is coming down the road to deal with them.  I saw an August 2016 article on CNN, of all places, on the use of Military Tribunals to try Civilians.  And guess who the interviewee was?  DJT...



P'Od_Accountant's picture

I agree with her.  We defintely wouldn't be any better off under a Hilary presidency.

trailer park boys's picture

Sarandon was correct in calling out Hillary Clinton as 'more dangerous than Trump'. She has never seen a war she didn't like - voting for the Iraq War, initiating the war in Libya, formenting the coup in Ukraine as Sec. of State, and cheering on confrontation with Russia over Syria. Had she won, the 'no fly zones' and 'safe spaces' she wanted in Syria would have gone into effect - a very dangerous and provocative move with Russian aircraft in the same vicinity. She is the neocon's neocon - Hell, George HW voted for her! Sarandon is right in calling Hillary and Obama 'sneaky' - they acted 'presidential', they always calculated (or their handlers calculated) what to say to fool the most people into believing they cared about them, and, at least with Obama, was an expert at soaring oration (Hope and Change!). So much so that their faithful followers never really held them to account for what they did - not what they said or promised. 

teslacoil's picture

Clinton biggest dyke bitch in US history.  The only thing bigger than her mouth is California and her rotten cunt.

cookies anyone's picture

I always had respect for this lady, hats off

LadyAtZero's picture

In Hollywood, it was okay last year to support Bernie and Jill Stein.

She's not *THAT* radical and independent.  

She seems more like a well-polished shill for a narrow range of candidates.

I *do approve* though that she is trash talking Hillary.    Obama too. 

I appreciate that.


Anunnaki's picture

I disagree. Anyone who wasn't for Hillary on the Left was seen as a traitor. After Bernie bent the knee, they all fell into line except Sarandon. But I would be glad to know which others broke ranks. So I can cheer on their bravery

Mazzy's picture

They're canabalizing their own.  I'm enjoying the pit match.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Why doesn't she talk about Annual Budget outlays like 2016 Allocations for Pensions?

2016 VA Compensation and Pensions = $85.7 Billion
2015 VA Compensation and Pensions = $75 Billion
2014 VA Compensation and Pensions = $69.82 Billion
1998 VA Compensation and Pensions = $20.29 Billion

messystateofaffairs's picture

Why would Hillary be more dangerous than Trump? Just because she is a Satanic, mass murdering, pedophilic, zio ass kissing and favor selling bitch while Trump is just a simple idiot? Trump can't fool anybody, its all there to see, Hillary on the other hand puts on an impressive dog and pony show that goes down well with useful idiots.

Pliskin's picture

DAMN STRAIGHT BROTHER, Trump doesn't kiss Zio ass, well unless he's kissing zio ass, of course...!!

Oh, and prancing around a globe in the Saudi desert, and wearing a Yamaka at the wailing wall...other than that he's a stand up americano dude!!

Yeh, bitches...MAGA!



Norfry's picture

Trump fooled me. I thought he was smart enough to paste together a billions dollar business Em-pyre, smart enough to win the Republican nomination against all odds and lots of Republican elite riffraff, smart enough to beat the BeastBitch, smart enough to stay alive so far, smart enough to eject the US from the TPP, smart enough to fire some missiles at a field in Syria so that the war monger crowd could orgasm properly, and smart enough to play the fool while keeping his enemies bedraggled and confused bothered and bewildered by Triumphant Tweetism. What a fool I was, am, and unfortunately, going forward.... 

Panic Mode's picture

Oh, I fucking love Susan. That's what I call feminism.

RagnarRedux's picture

"Look what happened under Obama that we didn't notice"

Another dumb goy, so easy to influence!


Wise Gold's picture

Who gives a frack!

ludwigvmises's picture

Let's be honest though: Trump is a Neocon as well, just like all of them. 

Bill of Rights's picture

Fuck you Hillery Supporters...bring it you cowardly cunts...

Pliskin's picture

You should 'lock 'n load' brother, just head on out into the street and start shooting people at will!  Cause they all be Dems!

Go for it!


MrBoompi's picture

Brains plus a nice rack is a nice combination.  

DarthVaderMentor's picture

A sagging, well pulled, grabbed and used rack.

headless blogger's picture

Geez, give her a break she's 71 years old. What man or woman looks that good at that age? She is well into her senior years. 

Able Ape's picture

Buffy Sainte-Marie is 76 years old - I saw her in Toronto this summer - she looks great!

Rex Andrus's picture

Maybe, until they clean you out and move on to their next meal.

Garciathinksso's picture

who gives a fuck?  Hollywood leftists are angry that Obama and Hillary are not more Left. Economically speaking I have never talked to a modern Democrat that has  8th grade level knowledge. Basic information pertaining to supply/demand, scare resources and Price(P) are ignored or unknown I have many friends that are Dems, I love them, good people but when it comes to the Economy and economic liberty they are willingly ingorant or plain blind and come across fascist.

Anunnaki's picture

Seriously? She's about the only Hollywood elitist who dissed Canikles. Everyone else drank the poison Kool Aid

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Just like the Maoists who self-destructed during Chinese Cultural Revoluion in desperate political suicide in the name of "purification" and the Leninists killing Trotsky and all his followers before that, the American Progressive movement is self-destructing.

Sarandon's drone comments are yet another example of the self-doubt and intellectual, moral and political "ethnic cleansing" of the globalist socialist progressive movement which includes the GOP RINOs.

BetterRalph's picture

Is the the waterproofed with saran-wrap this time of the year?

south40_dreams's picture

Even the kooks have had enough

Rex Andrus's picture

ESAD Sarandon. Your 15 minutes is up. Now you just stink.

GunnyG's picture

Wow, even a blind Hollywood pig can find an acorn now and then.

SystemOfaDrown's picture

Susan Sarandon is the only Hollywood actress I'd get behind. And boy am I ready to get behind her!

SystemOfaDrown's picture

Susan Sarandon is the only Hollywood actress I'd get behind. And boy am I ready to get behind her!

GunnyG's picture

I heard that when she takes her skivvies off that her meat curtains follow suit.

USA USA's picture


They eat their own!

Land Snark's picture

yes....with Fava beans and a nice Chianti...

macdavy's picture

the subject is responding well to red pill, continue with the recommended dosage.