Susan Sarandon: 'I would never support Trump'
During an interview on Monday night, Susan Sarandon said she wasn’t sure if anyone other than Bernie Sanders would receive her vote for president — but that doesn’t mean she’ll cast a ballot for Donald Trump.
“Of course I would never support Trump for any reason,” Sarandon wrote on Twitter, in response to a tweet from Jamie Lee Curtis. “If you watch the interview you’ll see that’s not what I said.”
“Watch the interview. Don’t just read the headlines,” she wrote in response to Debra Messing, who also criticized Sarandon. In later tweets directed at Messing, Sarandon added, “For those passionate, principled independents & first-time voters who would not be voting if it weren’t for Sanders & whose interests [Clinton] doesn’t represent, it is a dilemma.
Speaking with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on his show, All In with Chris Hayes, Sarandon — a staunch advocate for Sanders — said she didn’t know whether she would vote for Hillary Clinton, Sanders’ main competition, were she to get the Democratic nomination. “I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens,” she said.
Asked how Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, factored into her thinking, Sarandon said, “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode.” She did not claim to support Trump in the interview.
Sarandon has spoken about Trump before, calling him “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.”