MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” welcomed Susan Sarandon back Wednesday night for the first time since she made headlines for suggesting she might not support Hillary Clinton and the tense conversation resulted in the actress asking, “You consider yourself a journalist, right?”
“Yeah, I spend 15 hours a day covering what’s going on,” Hayes responded after Sarandon questioned his news judgement and why he hasn’t spent more time covering the Dakota Access Pipeline. Meanwhile, the MSNBC host wanted to discuss comments Sarandon made prior to Election Day.
“People feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately,” the outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter said on the show in 2016, which shocked the MSNBC host. Hayes asked Sarandon about those comments on Wednesday now that Trump is in the White House. “I think if you’re not in touch with the status quo, you’re gonna lose,” she responded.
“I mean, if you’re arguing for shoring up the status quo when America is asking for change then you’re going to have a difficult time.”
Hayes then asked if she “properly appreciated” what a Trump presidency would be.
“I think that I absolutely feel that analyzing and spending time and energy talking about blaming people, or who made mistakes, what should of happened, is really wasting your time and energy because what we have now is a populace that is awake,” Sarandon said.
“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. I would much rather have seen it with a leader like Bernie Sanders,” she said. “What we have to do now is spend our time and energy focusing on how to fight what is going on.”
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