Susan Sarandon Proposed That Donald Trump Might Be Better for America

Susan Sarandon sat down on All In With Chris Hayes Monday night and suggested to an incredulous American public that rotten Clementine Donald Trump might do more for the country than Hillary Clinton.

She opens by telling Hayes that she’s spent some time on the campaign trail for Bernie, extolling the virtues of the senator from Vermont, but in a much more measured tone than your white cousin with the dreadlocks who slipped a “Bernie Is Bae” bumper sticker onto your fridge when you were in the bathroom. So far, so good. I expected nothing less out of Sarandon, really.  She also claims to have spoken to Republicans who have written in Bernie Sanders already — anything so Hillary doesn’t get it, I guess!

Here’s where it gets good, depending on your very loose definition of that word.

“In certain quarters, there’s growing concern that the folks that are into Bernie Sanders have come to despise Hillary Clinton or reject Hillary Clinton,” Hayes said. “And that, should she be the nominee—which is as yet undetermined—they will walk away.”

This sentiment is echoed by a lot of Bernie supporters I know, including a friend who takes every opportunity to slide into my email with articles and tried to make me feel the Bern by shoving pamphlets into my face in my own living room.

Sarandon goes on to mention the various differences between Sanders and Clinton, including her fondness for war and the overall lack of authenticity that is often pointed out by her critics.

Hayes really pressed Sarandon on the issue that many BernStans have brought up in public and private: whether or not they’d vote for Hillary if she secures the nomination. He said, “I think a lot of people think to themselves, ‘Well, if it’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton….’ And I think Bernie Sanders probably would think this.”

“But I think a lot of people are [saying], ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that,” she said.

“Really? I cannot believe, as you’re watching…the rise of Donald Trump,” said an incredulous Hayes.

“Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately,” she said. “If he gets in, then things will really explode.”

“If you think that it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now then you’re not in touch with the status quo,” Sarandon, a very wealthy white woman who is arguably very much a Famous, continued. “I think its dangerous to think that we continue the way we are.”

The whole clip is below.