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Susan Sarandon Says We'd Be At War Under Clinton

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Actress Susan Sarandon, 71, said she has no regrets regarding her decision to not vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

During a recent interview with The Guardian, Sarandon admitted that she did not vote for Clinton, the Daily Mail reported.

“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” Sarandon responded when asked whether Clinton was more dangerous than President Donald Trump. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was elected]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”

“She would’ve done it the way Obama did it, which was sneakily," Sarandon continued. "He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know."

"I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good," the actress added. "He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”

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Sarandon said she had previously supported Clinton when she ran for Senate in 2001. She said that all changed when the former first lady voted in favor for the war in Iraq.

"I got from Hillary people, ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed,’ ‘I hope you’re raped.’ Misogynistic attacks," Sarandon explained. "Recently, I said, ‘I stand with Dreamers’ and that started another wave.”

The interviewer then asked if those attacks came from right-wing supporters.

“No, from the left!" Sarandon responded. "‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’"

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Sarandon went on to defend her decision to vote for Independent candidate Jill Stein after Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont lost in the Democratic primary.

“I didn’t advocate people voting for anything. I said get your information, I’m going to vote for change, because I was hoping that Stein was going to get whatever percentage she needed -- but I knew she wasn’t going to make the difference in the election," Sarandon explained. “It wasn’t a protest vote. Following Bernie wasn’t a protest.”

“Well, I knew that New York was going to go [for Hillary]. It was probably the easiest place to vote for Stein," the actress continued. "Bringing attention to working-class issues is not a luxury. People are really hurting; that’s how this guy got in.

"What we should be discussing is not the election, but how we got to the point where Trump was the answer.”

Trump took to Twitter on Nov. 26 to also talk about the 2016 presidential election.

"Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia,Russia," the president tweeted. "Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

Sources: Daily Mail, The Guardian, Donald J. Trump/Twitter / Featured Image: Moritz Barcelona/Flickr / Embedded Images: Gage Skidmore/Flickr (2)

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