Sarandon: ‘Good Thing’ About Trump Presidency Is More Liberal Activism
Susan Sarandon said the “good thing about this horrible thing of having” Donald Trump as president is that liberals are now more politically active.
The Bernie Sanders-supporting actress declined to endorse Hillary Clinton during the general election, calling her “more dangerous” than Trump.
She defended her stance on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Wednesday. (RELATED: Susan Sarandon: Clinton Is More Dangerous Than Trump [VIDEO])
“I absolutely feel that analyzing and spending time and energy talking about blaming people or who made mistakes or what should have happened is really wasting your time and energy, because what we have now is a populace that is awake,” Sarandon said.
“So now he’s clumsy and so bad at putting things through, that everybody’s awake, and saying, ‘Oh my God, what’s happening to the EPA,'” she added. “‘Oh, my God, what’s happening to all these things.'”
“I really am not a proponent for trying to have a revolution when we could have had peaceful change. We could have had a revolution that was a legal revolution,” she continued. “I would much rather have seen it with a leader like Bernie Sanders who has continued constantly doing what he’s doing.”
“What we have to do now is spend our time and energy focusing on how to fight what’s going on. And so when people are attacking me or trying to say, ‘This could have happened.’ Really? That’s where we want to spend our time and energy?”
“The good thing about this horrible thing of having Trump is that people are awake and they’re participating,” she said later. “And they’re having town meetings and they’re going to people’s door steps and saying what have you done?”
“This guy is so fumbling that he’s giving a real lesson in how things work or don’t work. So that’s our opportunity, as Leonard Cohen said, ‘The cracks are where the light comes in.’ So now we have to be the light.”