Susan Sarandon: Donald Trump 'reminds me of a drunk uncle at a wedding'
For Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Donald Trump has a lot in common with one of Bobby Moynihan’s best-loved Saturday Night Live characters
Sarandon, a public supporter of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders who introduced the Vermont senator at a pre-caucus rally in Iowa Wednesday, called Trump a “drunk uncle” in a recent interview on the political web show The Young Turks.
“He reminds me of a drunk uncle at a wedding, who gets up and starts talking and just loves the crowd and just goes on and on and on and says whatever he can to get a reaction,” Sarandon said. “He’s like a figure from a Kurt Vonnegut novel; I can’t even address him seriously.”
Sarandon went on to call out Trump for his views on minorities. “What concerns me is that he has made hatred and racism normal — he’s normalized it,” she said.
Last year, Sarandon also commented on Trump, saying she felt the candidate spoke to people who were “really starved for something authentic” even though “he has no idea specifically what he’s talking about.”
“He speaks to the guy who wishes he could say, ‘Everything’s a mess, we’re tired of the machine, we’re tired of politics as usual,'” Sarandon was quoted as saying to the New York Daily News. “I think it’s great that the Republicans have to figure out how to deal with him, it’s interesting.”
The Iowa caucus will take place on Monday, Feb. 1.