Susan Sarandon is still a pariah to many Democrats who believe her very active support of extremist Jill Stein during the 2016 presidential election helped elect Donald Trump president. And she’s under fire once again.
The Academy Award winning actress and activist on Monday spoke at an event supporting Senator Bernie Sanders, who is once again running for president as a Democrat. Sarandon appeared to throw shade at Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is currently battling the Vermont independent lawmaker for the number two slot in the polls.
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Sarandon told Sanders supporters as she introduced him at an Iowa ice cream social, according to a Politico reporter.
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” says Susan Sarandon while introducing Bernie Sanders at an ice cream social in Iowa, talking about how he’s fought for the same issues for years.
She doesn’t name names, but Elizabeth Warren was formerly a registered Republican. pic.twitter.com/3R2hR2aRLw
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) August 19, 2019
The Bernie Sanders campaign posted this video that includes Sarandon’s remarks:
Many on the left were furious with Sarandon in the run up to the 2016 election, and definitely after Trump took the White House. Some said she was an example of white privilege run amok: She would be inoculated from whatever policies Trump would institute, given her vast wealth.
Those feelings surfaced again, as Democrats blasted Sarandon, especially since Sanders is not a Democrat, and Warren cemented her allegiance to the Democratic party decades ago.
It takes some serious gall to try to shade someone for being a Republican years ago when you yourself habitually waste your vote on the Green Party, thus handing the election to a Republican horror show of an administration.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) August 19, 2019
Speaking of, here’s Susan Sarandon advocating a Trump presidency: https://t.co/8X4whAAnLl
— Jeremy Thomas (@hey_itsthatguy) August 19, 2019
He’s also never been a Democrat, except during the specific times he is running for president, so not sure how this is a useful argument. I would be (mildly) interested In knowing if this particular celebrity still thinks Trump is a better president than Clinton would have been. https://t.co/vSM1TBSguh
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 20, 2019
I’m all for Susan Sarandon backing Bernie Sanders, but her rhetoric about Warren, Clinton, Trump, etc is incredibly harmful and comes from the same liberal white privilege that helped Trump win the 2016 election. Send tweet.
— renata klein stan account (@salrus__) August 20, 2019
He was for a few months in 2016
— Randy (@censoredmm) August 19, 2019
Sarandon helps elect Republicans.
— femalepersuasion.net (@femalep) August 19, 2019
Oh, the woman who insulted Hillary voters by saying they were voting with their vaginas and then urged everyone to vote for Jill Stein. https://t.co/anNSIc8Uzx
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) August 19, 2019
Never Forget when she supported this grifter
White Feminism at its finest
— Warlock of Blackbird Pond (@wondermann5) August 19, 2019
Susan Sarandon and followers campaigned for Stein in 2016. Stein had zero chance in 2016 and everyone knew it. Sarandon helped Trump get elected. And she’s back at it.
— Diane Toucan (@DianeToucan) August 19, 2019
Sarandon is as insufferable as she was in 2016. The woman who voted for the useless Russia tool, Jill Stein, can shut the fuck up about Warren, who is not confused about her Democratic loyalties.
— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) August 19, 2019
“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Susan Sarandon while introducing Bernie Sanders at an ice cream social in Iowa
She doesn’t name names, but Elizabeth Warren was formerly a registered Republican
In 2015, Sarandon wrote a letter begging Warren to run for President pic.twitter.com/N5vul6JOKZ
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) August 20, 2019
Here is the letter that Susan Sarandon sent to Putin’s second favorite clown Jill Stein.
This is the letter where Susan Sarandon instructed everybody to go out and vote third-party and not for the Democrat.
Sarandon is a pompous self-indulgent clown. https://t.co/26EjuHCjmt
— American Putz (@american_putz) August 19, 2019
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Biden Blasts Trump: My War Hero Son ‘Wasn’t a Sucker’
Two-term vice president and current Democratic nominee Joe Biden issued an emotionally charged response to sitting President of the United States Donald J. Trump after hate-filled words were spewed by the latter regarding fallen and injured military personnel.
“This may be as close as I come [to losing my temper] this campaign,” Biden said at the start of the presser in Delaware where his son Beau once served as attorney general. Beau was only 46 years old when he died from brain cancer in 2015.
“When my son volunteered and joined the United States military as the attorney general and went to Iraq for a year, won the Bronze Star and other commendations, he wasn’t a ‘sucker,'” the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said Friday. “The servicemen and women he served with, particularly those who did not come home, were not losers.”
Biden’s reference described the Atlantic’s report that Trump called fallen heroes “losers” and dead marines “suckers” back in 2018.
“If these statements are true, the president should humbly apologize to every gold star mother and father and every blue star family he’s denigrated and insulted,” Biden said. “Who the heck does he think he is?”
Trump has repeatedly denied the article despite the journalist’s account of what he says actually happened. Read Jeffrey Goldberg’s full story here.
“It is not fake. It is real,” Goldberg told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell. “This story is extensively sourced and entirely accurate. That’s all I can say. This is not the first time, of course — certainly not the first time today that the president has cast aspersions on journalism that doesn’t reflect well on him. His reaction is completely predictable.”
Mr. President, if you don’t respect our troops, you can’t lead them. pic.twitter.com/hcX9hGgdm5
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 4, 2020
Biden Picks Up More Republican Backers As Election Day Nears
A new group comprised of nearly 100 non-democrats was announced Thursday and it’s called Republicans and Independents For Biden. The sole objective of the newly-formed organization is “to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden the next President of the United States.”
Former Republican governor of New Jersey, Christine Todd Whitman, is at the forefront of the endeavor. Readers will remember Whitman from her scathing criticism of President Donald J. Trump during the Democratic National Convention. She also headed the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003.
“Trump is not the leader our nation needs, and it is time he got out of the way so true leaders can move our nation forward,” Whitman wrote. “A pandemic, economic collapse, racial unrest, and foreign dictators interfering in our elections have brought our country to the brink. 30 million unemployed, and worst of all, over 180,000 American lives tragically lost, due to this President’s gross incompetence and strategic choices in his response to COVID19.”
Whitman added, “Donald Trump’s daily assaults on our nation’s founding principles pose an existential threat to the future of the Republic.”
Joining Whitman in the humanitarian effort of America’s time is one-time 2020 Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press Thursday that said he was still a Republican, but would nevertheless be endorsing Biden’s Democratic presidential candidacy.
“Donald Trump is a bully who lacks a moral compass. Joe Biden would bring back civility,” Snyder wrote.
With 61 days to the election, Republicans and Independents For Biden will target persuadable Republican and right-leaning Independent voters in “key battleground states who may have given Trump a chance in 2016, but now know that he can not lead our country to the greatness we seek,” according to the group’s website.
“Americans were promised more good-paying jobs and the opportunity for their families to live the American dream if they worked hard and played by the rules,” said Rosario Marin, the 41st Treasurer of the United States under President George W. Bush. “Instead, Donald Trump’s willful ignorance and abdication of leadership in the face of a pandemic has led to more job losses than at any point since the Great Depression. Tens of millions of Americans remain out of work and dependent on government assistance to feed, clothe and shelter their families. In short, there is no credible argument for the president to make that American families are better off than they were four years ago.”
Additional participants in this effort are listed here.
Colin Powell: ‘I Support Joe Biden for the Presidency of the United States’
Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to endorse Democratic 2020 candidate Joe Biden at Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention. Democratic convention organizers released an excerpt of Powell’s remarks ahead of schedule.
“I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States,” Powell will say.
Powell stated his support of the presumptive Democratic nominee in June 2020.
“I certainly cannot in any way support President Trump this year,” Powell told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
He added at the time, “I think what we’re seeing now, this massive protest movement I have ever seen in my life, I think it suggests the country is getting wise to this and we’re not going to put up with it anymore.”
Watch below for an excerpt of the speech Powell will give Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
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