Susan Sarandon doesn't support Donald Trump: Actress sets the record straight on "Real Time with Bill Maher"

Some iberals "just looked at these misleading headlines," Sarandon said

Published April 16, 2016 7:10PM (EDT)

Bill Maher welcomed fervent Bernie Sanders supporter, Susan Sarandon, to last night's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

After plugging her new movie ("The Meddler," for those interested) Maher prompted Sarandon to clarify controversial comments she made, in an MSNBC interview last month with Chris Hayes, regarding Donald Trump's ability to, "bring the revolution immediately if he gets in, things will really explode."

"Well, some of the liberals didn't read the article or see the interview," Sarandon responded. "They just looked at these misleading headlines ... put up there saying that I supported Trump, but if you read it or you saw it, I did not say that."

Sarandon added that degree to which "the political atmosphere is whipped up into a frenzy" over soundbites is "shocking."

Asked if she'd vote for Clinton after all, Sarandon refused to consider any possible scenario in which Sanders doesn't nab the Democratic nomination.

"There's a lot of independents, environmentalist, Green Party, working families that [Sanders has] activated into the Democratic Party that never would have voted for the Democrat," Sarandon explained. "And they're very principled and very passionate, and you can't just expect them to roll over. You're gonna have to give them something if you want them to vote."

Watch the interview below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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