Susan Sarandon “can’t believe for a second that America would make Donald Trump president,” and described him as “your drunk uncle at your wedding” who has “normalized” racism.
“What concerns me is not him, what concerns me is that he has made hatred and racism normal. He’s normalized it,” the actress told TYT Politics. “He’s taken this undercurrent of discontent that’s looking to blame somebody and he’s legitimized those feelings. And that I think is a very dangerous thing.”
According to a CNN/ORC poll from Tuesday, Trump hit a new high among GOP candidates with more than four in 10 Republican voters saying they would vote for him. He currently stands at 41 percent.
“He reminds me of your drunk uncle at your wedding who gets up and starts talking and just loves the crowd and just goes on and on and on and says whatever he can to get a reaction,” added Sarandon. “I can’t even address him seriously. He doesn’t even have a consistency or any kind of rational anything.”
Many voters across the country are shocked at Trump’s sometimes racially-charged insults. It started with his jaw-dropping presidential announcement, when the former reality TV host called Mexican immigrants “rapists,” though to be fair, he did acknowledge that “some” of them are “good people.”
The GOP frontrunner, emboldened by rising poll numbers, went on to insult Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly for asking tough questions during a debate, Rosie O’Donnell for no specific reason, Muslims for being Muslim, Hillary Clinton for needing to use the bathroom, and he compared fellow candidate Ben Carson to a child molester.
And while Sarandon does believe that “Republicans are not all bad, they are not all greedy,” she does think that they must feel shame to share a field with Trump.
“There are some very sane Republicans and they must be so embarrassed by what’s going on right now,” she added.