UPDATE AT BOTTOM:
Actress Susan Sarandon appeared on MSNBC and told host Chris Hayes that she wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic presidential nominee.
Sarandon said, “I think Bernie would probably encourage people to [support Hillary if he loses] because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing. But I think a lot of people are, ‘sorry, I just can’t bring myself to vote for Hillary.'”
Hayes then asked, “How about you personally?” TO which Sarandon responded, “I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens. It’s dangerous to think we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with the death penalty and the low minimum wage and threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around. The country is not in good shape if you’re in the middle class. It’s disappearing.”
Sarandon’s reasons for disliking Clinton are Hillary’s admiration of Henry Kissinger, her economic policy and her “disastrous” Libya policy, saying, “I don’t like the fact she talks about Henry Kissinger as her go to guy for the stuff that’s happened in Libya. I don’t think it’s good.”
She said Sanders would probably urge his supporters to support whoever the Democratic nominee is, particularly if the Republican nominee is Donald Trump, saying, “I think Bernie would probably encourage people, because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing. But I think a lot of people are saying, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that.”
“How about you personally?” Hayes asked.
“I don’t know,” Sarandon said. “I’m going see what happens.”
“Really?” Hayes responded. “I cannot believe, as you’re watching the rise of Donald Trump. …”
Sarandon then said, “Well, you know, some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode.”
And we agree with her, things will explode, and not in a good way.
Susan Sarandon has just announced she has endorsed and will vote for Jill Stein. Sarandon wrote a statement on Jill Stein’s website that lists all the reasons she won’t vote for Hillary (support for fracking, military aid to Israel, supported TPP, not supporting a $15 minimum wage, etc.) and then writes:
I’m therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in. It’s clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end. Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption. Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience.