Susan Sarandon: ‘Hillary Clinton would have been very dangerous as president’


Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton would have been “very dangerous” if she’d won the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The 71-year-old actress initially supported Hillary in 2001, but backed Bernie Sanders for the position of POTUS in 2016. However, when he failed to take the Democratic nomination, and Hillary took up his spot in the race for the White House, Susan didn’t shift her support to Hillary. Now, the Thelma & Louise star has revealed her reasons for not backing Hillary in her race against Donald Trump, who eventually emerged victorious, telling Britain’s The Guardian newspaper that she believes America would be “at war” if Hillary had won.

Confirming a quote she had given during the presidential race when she had said Hillary would have been more dangerous than Trump, Susan explained: “Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote. 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 (Barack) Obama that we didn’t notice… She would’ve done it the way Obama did it, which was sneakily.”

Hillary fans were so aghast when Susan didn’t support Bill Clinton’s wife in the presidential race that they bombarded her with cruel messages – so much so that the actress had to change her phone number.

“I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks,” Susan recalled. “Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ (children brought illegally to the U.S., whose path to legal citizenship Trump has threatened to revoke) and that started another wave… from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’”