Susan Sarandon: Donald Trump’s presidency is ‘obviously not my fault’

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For years, I’ve thought that Susan Sarandon had some of the best plastic surgery ever – she admitted to getting some eye work and some lipo under her chin, and the work was great quality, because she never looked all that different. Like, she didn’t suddenly appear one day with a completely new face (hello, Renee Zellweger). Susan never tried to look like she was 33 years old, which is the mistake so many women make. Now, that being said, I was startled by these photos of Susan at Wednesday night’s premiere of Feud. Like, she does look very different to me. Botox? Fillers? Facelift? What’s going on here?

Anyway, as most of you know, Susan Sarandon was canceled last year. She was a Bernie-or-Buster who publicly declared that Donald Trump was a more palatable candidate than Hillary Clinton. She then publicly endorsed Jill Stein. Then when everyone was like “Susan Sarandon deserves some of the blame for Trump’s presidency,” Susan went on All In with Chris Hayes and talked about how great is it that people are “awake” now that Trump is POTUS. So, yeah, chica is canceled. So, as you can imagine, Susan’s interviews to promote Feud are not going well. She spoke to the Guardian in a new interview and in between offering blind-items about sh-tty costars and how she wishes women would form more alliances (you know, like Hillary Clinton tried to do???), Susan deigned to speak about Bernie, Hillary and Trump.

How she annoys people: “I think it is more annoying to have a woman with opinions for a lot of people. I couldn’t give you any solid proof that has hurt my chances in the business. Today in the New York Times, they were talking about the Academy awards and the fact that I was one of the people who didn’t get a nomination for The Meddler, and [it] mentions that it might have something to do with the Clintonized Hollywood, when I supported Bernie Sanders.”

The backlash against her personally: “I have had a huge amount of backlash. There’s been a really strong blame for a lot of things that are obviously not my fault.”

How Democrats are pissed at her: “There’s no valid argument. It’s just an easy place to put your frustrations, to blame me. I mean, if you read the list of people who voted Hillary Clinton – and then I think it’s me and Viggo Mortensen on the other side. You’d have to be delusional to actually think that Beyoncé and Jay Z and George Clooney and Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, and the list goes on, were actually overpowered by the two of us.”

She’s focused on uniting people against Trump: “I’m focusing on reaching out and forming a coalition not only with all of Hillary’s people but with people I know that voted for Trump, because we have serious work to do now, and we can’t indulge in blaming or depression or any of those things. There isn’t time any more to look back. We have to look forward.”

[From The Guardian]

The only thing I can say in her defense is that she’s right that she doesn’t deserve ALL the blame. No one – or very few people? – voted for Donald Trump because Susan Sarandon pissed all over Hillary Clinton. There were probably only a handful of people who were swayed to vote for Jill Stein because of Sarandon’s endorsement. That being said, I haven’t seen anyone laying the entire blame for Trump at Susan’s feet. Sarandon’s critics – of which I am one – blame her for being symptomatic of the purity-test progressives and political naifs, those people who were so blindly obsessed with Bernie Sanders that they honestly thought that Donald Trump was a suitable second choice. Hillary Clinton was never a perfect candidate, but it’s a true sign of stupidity and privilege to suggest that a Clinton presidency would have been the same or worse than this Trump presidency. And the fact that Sarandon still can’t admit that shows you that she absolutely deserves some of the blame.

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  1. Shijel says:

    Susan, oh Susan. Shhhhhhhh. Put that shovel aside, stop digging your own grave, shut up.

  2. SilverUnicorn says:

    She’s still cancelled, right?

    ETA: I’m annoying and opinionated too, that doesn’t mean I cannot recognise I made a mistake and move on, instead of inventing conspiracies. Shut up Susan.

  3. Kirby says:

    I was really looking forward to feud, but she has become so loathsome to meIm skipping it

  4. Darkladi says:

    She’s not to blame for Obergruppenfuhrer Trump. But she can choke on her Trump-better-than-Hillary sh*t sandwich

  5. Rico Shew says:

    Still talking about why Clinton lost? What can be said at this point that hasn’t been said a million times already?

    • Nancy says:

      Right. That seems to be the battle cry of those who don’t have an intelligent response to Hillary’s defeat. Like that idiot twat Kellyanne Conway, everything ends with, we won. What did they win other than the disrespect of the World, fear mongering and a newly found love of Russia. Sleeping with the enemy comes to mind.

  6. Nicole says:

    Not all your fault but I can blame you for the false equivalencies and basically saying that voting for trump would “wake people up”. That’s a great idea when your white and rich but a lot of people won’t MAKE IT through this shitty presidency. So yea still canceled

  7. Nancy says:

    For someone who claims it’s not her fault, she sure spends an enormous amount of time defending herself. She put herself in the ring and now has to take the punches from the likes of Debra Messing and others who disagree with her. I remember when she was cool, at least own your opinions instead of making yourself a victim. On the other subject, don’t know why at age 70, she decided to do this to her face. She shouldn’t worry though, nobody will notice!!!

  8. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    I agree with you, Kaiser. It was never about her personally, my disgust and frustration with her and with other Bernie or Busters was and continues to be their mindset regarding this issue:

    1) trying to make Bernie into a great white hope/white savior for all non-Republicans. It was almost as if some people forgot or did not know that he and Hilary voted the same way on several important votes, something like 93% the same.

    2) Their inability to compromise and lack of self-awareness.

    3) Both Bernie’s and many of his supporters’ racial insensitivity towards people of color. His POC supporters were willing to put aside the fact that he initially was only actively reaching out to white people because… (insert whatever dumbass reason here).

    • original kay says:

      Let’s not forget her actions at the convention, shaking her head and acting like a total ass bitch.

      • Giddy says:

        I’ll never forget how she acted at the convention. And now she wants to reach out to Hillary supporters? F*ck her shoes!

      • Nancy says:

        original kay: Oh I remember that smug look on her face and the way she played it up to the camera just how “shamed” she felt being there. I live eleven minutes away from Cleveland on the Shoreway and was miserable they held the convention here. I tend to associate actors with their roles and always liked her from Thelma & Louise, but I couldn’t disagree with her more on her politics or the way she represents herself.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        Exactly. I was like: Why show up if you are just going to be the negative nelly in the corner talking sh-t? You could have stayed home and done that.

        Also, she could have been uniting with Hilary supporters before orangade stole this election. Every time she opens up her trap about a social issue like the DAPL or women’s rights or any other worthwhile cause everything she says rings hollow. We could have united together at the convention to try our best to stop this from happening, but people like you did not want that. Get the F-ck out of here with your noise.

    • Cannibell says:

      I think of the lyric from “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

      “Did you exchange/a walk-on part in the war/for a lead role/in a cage.”

      Her part in the campaign was definitely a walk-on, and it played a big part in all of us ending up caged. I remain grateful for her2011 visit to Wisconsin during the protests, but lost a lot of (most of my) respect for her based on her behavior in the 2016 election.

    • Kitten says:

      When I was explaining to my Bernie Bro boyfriend that Sanders needs to reach out more to the black community because he’s not resonating with them, his response was to essentially tell me that black people should want to vote for Bernie, as if he knew what was best for black people.
      It was frustrating.

      I sent him an interesting Reddit thread that commenter Eternal Side Eye shared with me that was really eye-opening in terms of how many black people felt about Sanders. I’m not sure he ever really got it.

      But Bernie has been a REALLY steadfast and important oppositional voice lately and honestly, I love the guy. That being said, on a really superficial level, he’s not a great orator (that voice!), he can be a bit too serious and socially awkward at times.

      I know style points shouldn’t be a driving a factor in choosing a POTUS but compared to Barack who is cool, charming, articulate, funny etc Bernie lacks that charisma, that spark that inspired so many of us who voted for Obama.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        Here’s the thing: Your boyfriend has a valid point because some of Bernie’s policies would have helped many people in many different non-white communities. Problem is that he and his team did not even think to reach out to non-white leaders, publications, social media gurus, etc from any other races to explain why we should have voted for him over Hilary.

        His actions and your boyfriend’s response honestly leave a bad taste in my mouth. We don’t owe Bernie a damn thing. He was running for president so he should have been shucking and jiving for all the votes, not just whites. Obama went after every vote and won twice because of this thought process. Why did he think it would be different for him? Why would non-white voters want to vote for someone who doesn’t even make an attempt to talk to us?

        Hilary and her husband were panderers, but they reached out, which is basically all some of us were asking for. In fact, I think she reached out more to people of color than she did whites. Simple attention and respect should not be too much to ask for from whites who believe in equality of the races. I felt like some of Bernie’s POC supporters were begging him (an old white man) for attention. That visual will never sit well with me.

        Do you still have the link that ESE posted? I usually hate Reddit because it is hard for me to read the threads. I also don’t particularly want to read my way through a thread full of racist, sexist, hermits circle jerking. I usually find those on the game of throne threads, though.

        Also, as someone from NJ, I do not have an issue with his accent. I guess I am used to people talking in the harsh way that he does. I think he was born and raised in Brooklyn, but it is all the same to me.

      • Kitten says:

        “Here’s the thing: Your boyfriend has a valid point because some of Bernie’s policies would have helped many people in many different non-white communities.”

        Well precisely and that’s how the conversation started for me: I was just curious as to why Bernie’s platform wouldn’t appeal to most blacks, when he’s done a lot to bring attention to black voter suppression, BLM, etc.

        Here is the thread… I found it really enlightening:

      • returningvisitor says:

        I campaigned, hard, for Bernie in the South – and tried, very diligently, to convince his national camp peeps that it would come down to local & black & church & community org. outreach down here; that they had to overcome a well-established network of dem. party payback & cronyism, frightening vocabulary (‘socialism’), etc. That they would have to cogently communicate why what they were advocating was more democratic and Christian than what the established democrats were offering; that they would have to, effectively and specifically, win over local black dem./rel./comm. leaders… down to the county level.

        To no avail. They did not focus on the above, and did not do enough – nearly early enough – to tailor things a little differently because that’s how it still is, how it still works here.

        As a result, many of us were disappointed (but not at all surprised) when Georgia’s John Lewis – a perfect personification of what I knew and described and they underestimated they’d be dealing with – stepped in to pointedly & falsely throw Bernie under the civil rights protest bus, in/as favor to Hillary.

        Similarly, some of us were quietly devastated – yet not at all surprised – when the timing + sheer southern state vote volume of Super Tuesday put a conclusive exclamation point on what a few of us had tried to warn/advise them about, as well as on how his key camp advisors underestimated and misread Clinton/old school loyalty, this region, and its voters.

      • Merlin'sWife says:

        @Kitten That was really interesting, thank you.

  9. Jess says:

    Lol, she will never live this down. Of course it’s not her fault, but no doubt she was confident that Hillary would win by a landslide(as we all were) and thought she could run her mouth about voting 3rd party without it actually making a difference in the election. Unfortunately so many others thought the same. There are many places to put blame for the election, but it’s done and all we can do is learn from this and not make the same mistakes.

  10. Maya says:

    She has fallen so low in my opinion that I can’t even watch the cameo she did on my favourite show Friends…

  11. Layla says:

    Susan is not at fault here. Blame the 60 million nincompoops who voted for it.

  12. Lightpurple says:

    Susan, you are blaming Clinton supporters because you didn’t get an Oscar nomination for The Meddler? What the hell was The Meddler? And I ask this as someone who sees lots and lots of movies.

    Take a seat, Susan. I really don’t need to hear about your “revolution” and your fight for marijuana or whatever your issues are because you made it abundantly clear that you did not give a damn about the issues that so many of us face; issues like medically necessary health care so we can continue to live; issues like affordable housing; issues like a living wage. By the way, Susan, pot is legal in my state and several others.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Amen, lightpurple- and I’ll add that Sarandon also doesn’t seem worried about DT’s damaging policies for women and minorities. Or the environment. Or the negative impact he has on foreign relations. And his Russia connections.

      In fact, I don’t see her even focused on Trump. It’s all HRC is evil. Still.

      • Lightpurple says:

        In fact, she said she doesn’t vote with her vagina. Newsflash: Susan, Trump not only wants to grab your vagina, consent unnecessary, but he wants to regulate it too. She only cares about her very limited, privileged list of issues, on which she clearly has not done much research.

    • cynic says:

      Amen to that. She seems totally oblivious to her privilege. She won’t be affected by the republican policies in any way. Every time she speaks on this subject, she gives a big FU to those who will be negatively affected.

  13. Becky says:

    Yeah it’s not her fault, but her attitude and her comments about the election were her responsibility, and they smacked of privilege.

  14. Rapunzel says:

    Anyone using the phrase “Clintonized Hollywood” needs to take a seat. That kinda nonsense got us into this mess.

  15. jerkface says:

    Have a fresh hot cup of stfu, Sussie. I just brewed it myself.

  16. The Original Mia says:

    She can take her righteousness and progressive purity and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

  17. Veronica says:

    She isn’t the reason Trump got into office, but she’s certainly exploiting it for as many headlines as possible. I’m done stressing over how he got into office at this point. I’m way too busy trying to fight the coming calamity of his administration.

  18. littlemissnaughty says:

    Oh so the NYT thinks you were robbed of a nomination??? At least have some ovaries and admit YOU think you were robbed.

    She sounds like a child. Actions have consequences. And whether that’s fair or not is something she may want to discuss with the non-white people, non-rich people in her country whose lives she decided to f*ck with when she chose to “vote her conscience”. Oh boohoo. So unfair. Bigly sad.

  19. Adrien says:

    No, it is not your fault. Can you move on now?

  20. Sigh says:

    I hope she doesn’t break her arm patting herself on the back for all her self-righteousness.

  21. JudyK says:

    Susan, you are not nearly as important as you think you are. Now shut up and go away.

  22. LAK says:

    Haitian Refugees
    John Negroponte
    Henry Kissinger
    Amadou Dallio
    Oscars 1993
    BLM – Brooklynn

    These are just a few reasons why She voted Stein.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Many of us are concerned about those and other issues and we’re bright enough to see that voting for Stein or Johnson is a waste of a vote when you’re vying for the top spot and have no base to build on. A viable third party needs governors, mayors, city council members, school board members, etc. before a national presence will get anywhere. We have the trump disaster because of approximately 70,000 votes in purple states. About 150,000 votes in those states went to third parties. Not all those votes would have gone to HRC, but likely enough that we wouldn’t have this monstrosity in power.

      • LAK says:

        I’m not saying you and others aren’t concerned.

        Just pointing out her history with people or situations connected to the campaign she didn’t vote for.

        No point in thinking she would vote any other way when she has this history with that candidate.

      • LAK says:

        To address your specific comment about 3rd parties, i think you make a fundamental mistake in assuming parties grow instantaneously and or overnight.

        No movement in the history of mankind took place overnight or instantaneously.

        Addressing the grassroots positions that you have mentioned is always key, BUT if the establishment parties block any attempts by the populace to address the lower levels, then putting up your own candidates, if not standing yourself, is the way to go. That takes time and patience. Otherwise you might as well settle for the status quo and be grateful for whatever they decide to do with your life.

      • Shark Bait says:

        I think the fact that the other candidate was noted buffoon, Donald Trump, made this situation a whole different ballgame. I know Susan voted for Nader in 2000, and we all know how that turned out. But Donald Trump as president was enough of a nightmare scenario to get me to vote for Hillary in the election. And look at where we are today. Another Russia scandal every other day. And when she doubled down and said it made people more political was when she was cancelled for me.

      • Melanie says:

        Susannetoo A-fucking-men! Thank you for stating why third parties aren’t viable. I’ve been screaming this for a year now. A third party is needed, but this idea of an overnight revolution blows my mind. It starts exactly as you said, from the bottom. We need mayors, governors, state congress, etc first. And so many Bernie supporters have given up because their guy lost. Get off your assses and continue to fight for those ideals.

        And I’m still pissed at people screaming Hilary stole the nomination. Just shut up already. Bernie NEVER had the votes, it wasn’t gonna happen. It doesn’t matter if there was collusion. Why on earth would Democrat Electors be ok nominating an Independent? Why can’t these Bernie or Bust people understand this? Bernie hijacked the Democratic Party, plain and simple. The Cult of Bernie took over and the rest of us life-long Dems were supposed to be ok with that? No effin way. I would have voted for him over Twitler in a heartbeat, but I’m still annoyed at this free pass he seems to get. He played dirty from the start. And he stayed in the game much too long, even when he knew he wouldn’t get the nomination. So Hilary was fighting two fronts. Just one of the many reasons she lost.

        Oh yeah, and just shut up Susan. She is the poster child for privilege. She makes me sick.

      • Jeesie says:

        Historically viable third parties don’t tend to slowly arise via minor positions though. They do rely on grassroots support, but not a slow build up over a decade or two, more of a sudden burst.

        Voters don’t quite connect the dots in a way that makes slow growth work. They might vote for something more obscure locally, but federally, if all they’ve ever known is a couple of major parties, it takes more than local and state politicians to cut through that.

        The attitude in the US is that voting third party is idiotic and a waste. Weirdly this mostly applies to progressives and liberals, the people who most need a viable third party. Disillusioned Republicans will show up for third party candidates, just look at Ross Perot, who got almost 20 million votes in 92, or all the Tea Party crazies who got themselves elected. Meanwhile Nader didn’t even get 3% in 2000.

    • Merritt says:

      She and others wasted their vote on Stein and ensured that someone who would push through DAPL, hates black people, and hates refugees got elected. Well that make sense.

  23. Lyla says:

    I was never a fan. The only thing I could ever remember seeing her in is Friends and Stepmom. I was ambivalent towards her….that is until the election. Her actions during the election and since have cause her to be cancelled imo.

    She was the only one not nominated for The Meddler? Did everyone else in the movie get a nom? Did it get a best movie, best director, best screenplay, etc nom? Genuinely asking, cause i can’t even remember if I’ve seen a trailer for the movie or not. Completely off my radar.

  24. Merritt says:

    She needs to stop already. The reality is when you have to give a whiny protest vote you are saying that no one other than rich white people matter. She can lie and make whatever claims to the contrary that she wants but votes matter. She cast her vote against the interests of women, poor people, minorities, immigrants, students, and more groups than I can possibly name. She is a garbage human.

  25. Luca76 says:

    She’s really exposed herself as a narcissist. She has a right to her dumb opinions but I still have a right to have zero respect for her.

  26. Dee says:

    I didn’t vote for Trump or Clinton and I agree with her in several (not all) ways.

    That said — just because she’s asked a question doesn’t mean she has to answer it. Your politics are your politics………no one hardly ever changes their mind on the basis of conversations with strangers. You don’t owe any one answers or explanations. You just speak your mind in these largely futile dialogues……that may be somewhat personally satisfying in a fleeting kind of way but most of the time you come across as smug and self congratulatory to all who see it especially on the umpteenth rendition of the same talking points. Not a good look for any one — not you or me or even Susan.

    • Lalu says:

      I have never liked her because I always thought she was smug. But she didn’t do anything wrong. I don’t know why she’s answering these questions. I wouldn’t talk about it anymore because it’s dumb that anyone would try to blame her for what happened.
      She had a right to support any candidate she wanted. Hillary had all if Hollywood in her back pocket. And she still lost. Do the math.

      • SusanneToo says:

        Are you still happy with your vote for trump, lalu? What are some of the things he’s done that are highlights for you? Seriously.

      • SusanneToo says:

        Thanks for the response, Lalu. Based on everything he’s done so far, all the people he’s surrounded himself with, all the cabinet appointees who want to destroy the agencies they head, I don’t see anything good happening.

      • Luca76 says:

        Lalu I’m thankful that you’re sharing your perspective but with all do respect our national debt gets reduced under Democratic presidencies , and goes up under Republican at least since Reagan. We are pretty much guaranteed to get a bigger deficit and tax cuts for the rich in August.

        Trump said several racist things during the election I honestly can’t understand being taken aback that he continues with the bigotry as president.

      • Lalu says:

        Suzanne, Luca…. I really appreciate the civility. I understand that I am pretty much the only one that voted for trump that posts here regularly.
        And addressing what Luca said as far as which party increases the deficit… I never thought of trump as a repub. Honestly, I would have expected him to lean democrat. I don’t know why… Maybe because he was on tv. It was actually my hopes that he would shake up the repub party so they would stop blaming the dems for everything and do something.
        I didn’t like any of my options. No one spoke to me. I sure wasn’t/ am not excited about trump. It does kind of freak me out to see people so down on third party voters. I would love to see us get someone in office that isn’t affiliated with the repubs or demos.

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Lalu, sorry, but if your concern was the national debt voting for a man who rode six companies into bankruptcy makes little sense. And he campaigned for a year during which he blamed Democrats for everything wrong in this world. Nothing indicated that would change or lean Democrat.

  27. robyn says:

    She looks great and refreshed but that doesn’t change the fact that I still feel repulsed when I see her face and hear her speak because she doesn’t get it. Her remark that Trump was better than Hillary way back in the campaign gave away something about her that I don’t like.

  28. NotSoSocialButterfy says:

    Ta gueule, chienne.

  29. Leah says:

    She seemed like a cool older lady until the last elections…. I have seen her twitter where she is arguing with people who critique her statements about trump and clinton and retweeting fans who support her. Not a good look.

  30. z says:

    damned straight! I love your political commentary… totally dead on.

  31. Izzy says:

    Now she’s blaming Clinton for lising an award nomination.

    F*** right off.

    • Lama Bean says:

      It’s a terrible argument since Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic racist a$$ was all up in awards season for Hacksaw Ridge. Hell, I hadn’t ever heard of The Meddler, so that may be a clue as to why you didn’t get award recognition. Have several seats.

  32. Bucketbot says:

    She wanted a face to go with the shoes. Those shoes like something Emma Roberts/Gigi Hadid would wear with just about anything.

  33. The Chaz Gomez says:

    I think the best acting role that I saw her portray was when she performed in the move Team America…

  34. Nibbi says:

    yeah, i had always liked her, and can even tolerate my faves differing- well, ok, *slightly*- w my political opinions, but on the trump vs hillary issue? and this crap she’s saying now?
    yeahhhh… just no. Cancelled.

  35. homeslice says:

    All Democrats should have united period. If you didn’t shame on you…sorry not sorry.

  36. Laura says:

    Used to be a fan, but no more. I’ll be skipping Feud also. Sarandon IS cancelled.

  37. Algernon says:

    About Susan’s face because I can’t with the rest of it. She’s probably got some fillers, because almost everyone does these days, but there is also a new makeup going around with stylists and makeup artists and it’s *really* popular. The foundation contains collagen and something else (retinol?), I forget exactly, but it’s the kind of stuff you find in anti-aging moisturizers. The makeup is *heavy* to wear, so I don’t see it, in its current form, being useful for everyday wear, but it’s so popular with photographers and the like because it “fills” lines on the face. It creates a very smooth matte, and the way to spot people using it is that they can, especially under high light like a red carpet with a million flashes, look a little waxy. The way Susan looks in these photos makes me she think she’s using it.

  38. bap says:

    She has an over inflated ego. She does not have real power to influence. She is not even Global.

  39. Pamela says:

    “but it’s a true sign of stupidity and privilege to suggest that a Clinton presidency would have been the same or worse than this Trump presidency.”

    So much this!!!

    This all bums me out so much. I have always been such a fan of her work and knowing this about her bothers me.

    Honestly, everyone was all about “crooked Hilary”. And she did have flaws. (don’t we all?) But I cannot see how she could have been worse! Even if she was making $ on the side hand over fist…I don’t even care. Trump is not just doing things that benefit himself–he is actively hurting others. It is so very upsetting and wrong.

  40. SM says:

    She is annoying but not because she is an independant and sucessful woman. She is annoying because of this whole trump situation. I am not even sure if there is anything wrong with her face I just can’t look at her the same way and she looks complitely different to me because of the things she says about politics

  41. crazydaisy says:

    I’m going with fillers and an eye lift.

  42. Norma Warner says:

    Yep, still cancelled.Stupidity should be a crime.

  43. Melanie says:

    He wasn’t railroaded. He isn’t a Democrat, plain and simple. Not sure why this is so baffling to Bernie supporters. There were Dems from day one that were pissed he was running Dem instead of Independent. He lost the nomination long before any railroading took place.