Actress Susan Sarandon has no regrets about voting for 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, saying Democratic pick Hillary Clinton was "very, very dangerous" for the country.
“I did think she was very, very dangerous," Sarandon told the Guardian, who refused to shift allegiances to Clinton after stumping for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. during the Democratic primary. "We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
Sarandon — once a figure fawned over by the Left for her opposition to U.S. involvement in overseas conflicts in Vietnam, Nicaragua and Iraq — said she continues to be "attacked" by liberals over her support of the third-party candidate.
Sarandon even had to change her telephone number because "Hillary people" were sending her threatening messages," she added.
“I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks," she said. "Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ and that started another wave.”
But Sarandon is unrepentant of, and unrelenting in, her criticism of Clinton, whom she advocated for until the former secretary of state voted in favor of the Iraq War in 2002 when she was the junior senator from New York.
“It’s upsetting to me more from the point of view of thinking they haven’t learned," she said. "I don’t need to be vindicated.”
"People are really hurting. That’s how this guy got in," Sarandon continued, referring to President Trump. "What we should be discussing is not the election, but how we got to the point where Trump was the answer.”