Susan Sarandon On The Election & Opposing Hillary Clinton: 'To Blame Me Is Not Productive'

Susan Sarandon was at the center of controversy throughout election season over her strong denouncement of Hillary Clinton. She ultimately voted for Jill Stein and subsequently took a lot of heat for the role her vocal opposition of Clinton may have played in the election of Donald Trump.

Sarandon spoke with PrideSource's Chris Azzopardi about her upcoming role in FEUD: Bette and Joan and whether she has any regrets about her decisions throughout election season.

Here's a short excerpt from PrideSource:

Shifting to politics, some LGBT people were disappointed in your decision to cast your vote for someone other than the predicted winner, Hillary Clinton. If you would've known that Trump would be elected, and that we'd currently be experiencing such a threat to human rights, which I know are so important to you, would you have voted differently?

This is the thing: To have the conversations about "woulda, shoulda, coulda" opens up everything about the primaries and all kinds of things. The important thing right now is that we stop harping on blame because blame, if you really want me to talk about this election - you know, I was not the person who brought Trump into power. The DNC has a lot of... there are already suits all over the country about how that was rigged, the primary.

So, to talk about this, for me, is a waste of energy. I think right now we're about to appoint Scott Pruitt, which is the end of the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency), and we've got this gal, (Betsy) DeVos. People have to get over what happened, take some personal responsibility for being in a bubble and not paying attention to what was going on in the country, and start applying their anger and their energy to rectifying what's going on.

You can head over to PrideSource for the rest of Susan's response and her full interview.

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She is ducking cunt and should burn in hell! Hillary Clinton has done so much for people ! 

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Go fuck yourself you sanctimonious bitch. I don't,t object to anyone having an opinion or expressing it. I do take exception, Miss Sarandon, to being condescended. to.in your distinct, narcissistic fashion, as would anyone with a room temperature IQ. THE fact that you address people this way proves that you indeed, live in a bubble. The LGBTQ community does not needf sanctimonious celebrity vomit. We need allies, and clearly you are not. 

Start with explaining to us exactly how much worse a Clinton presidency would have been. Take your time, peer outside your bubble, speak from your heart and not your head. Tbe babble is so insulting. 

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Why don't we start with facts instead: Hillary was a terrible candidate.  How do we know this.  Because she fucking lost to Donald Trump.  Susan didn't lose to him, Hillary did!  So let's place the blame where it belongs.

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Bullshit anyone? Here's a bowlful from Susan Sarandon

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Always liked you Susan....hate the fuck out of you now! Just another monster in our midst!

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I voted for Trump because Hillary is a horrible person and a cunt to everyone, including her husband. That's why he cheated on her and that's why not even he voted for her. I wouldn't voted for her anyway because she's for abortion, which is the killing of an unborn child for all of you who don't know.

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Trump is a threat on so many levels to America, the environment, public education, Supreme Court, civil rights.  He spreads hate and division and supports Vladimir Putin, who is a bully, like Trump but also a thug and a murderer.  He must have his way or there is hell to pay because he is petty and immature and probably will start a war.   So this is the fool you voted for.

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Yeah right, and every time you've jacked off you've killed a lot of unborn children.  Unless of course

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Toopy (if that's your real name), that's not the same and you know it!

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Because you say so or do you have any facts to prove it?

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sorry you were part of the cause of her losing  fess up and get on with your life, as for me would never watch or go to one of your movies again

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Bitch please..sounds like alternative facts and deflection.women should have backed her. Look at your choices.  Now that he is in and your saying she's not to blame.  Check your facts. You screwed women and america over with your lack of intelligent decision and self centered unreality to what people really struggle with. Shame on you..

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“Really,” Sarandon said, adding that “some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode.” Asked if she thinks that’s “dangerous,” she replied, “It’s dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, threats to women’s rights and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around.”

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Yeah, I'm done with Sarandon. She had to know how her actions, particularly as a woman, would come into play. She is the epitome of "out of touch, white privilege."  When Bernie lost the primary, it was time to rally around the best, most viable candidate, which sure as hell wasn't Jill Stein.  Now we're left (hopefully for a short season) with this monster. While Hillary may not have had the charisma of her husband or Obama (and who does!), she was prepared and ready. And I also believe she is the victim of 30 years of republican smears. So yeah, Susan Sarandon, I agree we need to direct our anger against this corrupt administration, but also to stupid rich white folk like you. Stop deflecting and accept your role in getting Trump into office. You can take your new miniseries and shove it up your ass. I won't watch. 

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I was hoping you were going to make some sense at the end and at least place the blame where it belongs...with the idiot candidate who couldn't beat Donald Fucking Trump.  But nope, you go on to blame everyone except the person who actually lost the election...Hillary.

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I will never watch a Susan Sarandon movie in theaters again. Oh wait, I wasn't going to anyway.

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Wow! Trump could have written that mealy-mouthed fucking excuse for her

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It's not productive to blame people who exercised their rights and participated in democracy. Clinton & Trump were both very flawed candidates & the most disliked in a long while. I commend Susan for standing up for what she believes especially when it's not popular. Clinton has been in the political game for 20+ years she's well versed in what it takes. She was out of touch with her base & made a corporate moderate her VP. People weren't excited - she missed the mark and now we all have to pay for it. That's in the past now - all we can do in this moment is resist Trump and participate in our local and national elections to elect progressive ideas. Hopefully, the Clinton era of the Democratic Party is done or else the people of this country need more options. 

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