Jane Fonda Says ‘Dangerous’ Donald Trump Is ‘Fanning the Flames’ of Racism

Gloria Steinem also weighs in on the presidential candidate at a Women’s Equality and ERA Coalition event on Sunday

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Jane Fonda believes Donald Trump is “dangerous” and is “fanning the flames of people’s anxieties and racism.”

The New York Daily News reported that Fonda and Gloria Steinem revealed their opinions about the Republican presidential candidate Sunday night at Women’s Equality and ERA Coalition’s “Night of Comedy” at Caroline’s on Broadway.

“It’s terrible and it’s dangerous,” said Fonda. “Even if he doesn’t make it, which I don’t think he will, the fact that he’s said the things he’s said about Muslims for example, the damage has been done. All those young Muslims now can say, ‘Yeah I guess they really are waging a war against us,’ and it will draw them closer to the terrorists. I think it’s really, really dangerous.”

Fonda is supporting Hillary Clinton, but also praised Bernie Sanders for focusing on one of America’s greatest problems.

“I think he’s great,” Fonda said. “He’s great at describing what one of the main problems is, which is wealth equality. She’s good at saying how we’re going to solve problems and she’s going to get it done.”

Steinem, who drew the wrath of the Twitterverse this past weekend when she suggested that young women supporting Bernie Sanders are doing so to gain the attention of men, said that she believes America would be worse off if Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz become president. Trump is “less scary” than Rubio or Cruz in the feminist activist’s eyes, “because he’s less likely to get elected and he seems to believe nothing.”

“He’ll say anything, whereas the other two really do believe that women should not have reproductive rights,” she added.