Just because Susan Sarandon supports Bernie Sanders doesn’t mean she’ll vote for the (only) other Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, if he doesn’t get the nomination.
In fact, the actress would rather see a bigot like Donald Trump as the president of the United States than the former secretary of state.
“I really want to be on the right side of history and this is a shot we’re not going to have in my lifetime to have a candidate that’s so morally consistent, makes decisions, whose judgment proves to be true but does it at a time when it’s not popular, when it’s not comfortable,” Sarandon told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
The actress astonished Hayes when he asked Sarandon if, come November, Sanders doesn’t win the Democratic nomination and it becomes a matter of choosing between Trump and Clinton.
“I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens,” Sarandon said, much to the surprise of the host.
“Really?” he asked in disbelief.
“Really,” she replied, adding, “Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode.”
Sarandon acknowledged Trump would indeed be dangerous but she said it’s equally “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” — something she believes would happen if Clinton takes office.