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.