This Wednesday, an interesting exchange took place between MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and actor and activist Susan Sarandon. She returned to discuss the reality of President Trump, a reality that she was willing to gamble with during the 2016 election in a previous interview when she suggested that Trump might be a better choice than Hillary Clinton.
Hayes introduced Sarandon by mentioning the headlines surrounding her past position, where she told Hayes that “a lot of people just can’t bring themselves” to vote for Clinton and she would “see what happens” when it came time to vote in the general.
Hayes then played a clip from their 2016 exchange.
“People feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in then things will really explode,” she told Hayes in ’16.
Environmental activist Josh Fox joined Sarandon in the Wednesday interview, and they both faced some pointed questioning from Hayes regarding Trump’s surge to the presidency.
“Do you feel like you properly appreciated what a Donald Trump presidency would be?” Hayes asked Sarandon.
“I think that I absolutely feel that talking about blaming people for what happened is really wasting your time and energy,” she replied. “Because what we have now is a populace that is awake.”
“Really? That’s where we want to spend our time and energy?” she asked Hayes incredulously.
“Could you look me in the eyes, both of you, and say, yes, 24 days into the Trump administration, this is about what I expected it would be?” Hayes asked. “A better question might have been, do you really think Hillary Clinton would have been worse?”
“What is the point of even saying that?” Sarandon fired back, counter-challenging Hayes to look in her eyes and say that he was “doing his job to cover these issues completely.”
“Yes, I can,” Hayes said.
Watch the entire exchange below, via All In with Chris Hayes:
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