Actress Susan Sarandon says she’s been the target of steady criticism for her choice of candidate during last year’s presidential election. Although the 71-year-old, who leans left on many issues, opted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein over Hillary Clinton, it has been liberals rather than conservatives calling her out.
“I’m not attacked from the right at all,” Sarandon told the Guardian. Instead, according to the report, ”she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate during the U.S. presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor.”
Regarding Hillary Clinton, Sarandon said, “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.
“[Clinton] would’ve done it the way Obama did it, which was sneakily,” Sarandon said. “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 health care. But he didn’t go all the way because of Big Pharma.”
Sarandon, shortly before the election, had also called the Democratic National Committee “completely corrupt.”
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