- The Washington Times - Monday, February 8, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is driving young Muslims “closer to the terrorists,” said actress and feminist icon Jane Fonda.

Ms. Fonda, 78, appeared Sunday night at the Women’s Equality and ERA Coalition’s “Night of Comedy” in Manhattan, accusing Mr. Trump of “fanning the flames of people’s anxieties and racism,” the New York Daily News reported.

“It’s terrible and it’s dangerous,” Ms. Fonda said. “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.”

She said she is supporting Hillary Clinton for president, but heaped praise on the Democratic front-runner’s rival, Sen. Bernard Sanders.

“I think he’s great,” Ms. 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.”

The Daily News reported that Ms. Fonda’s comments came just a few hours after fellow feminist Gloria Steinem, who was also at the comedy night, was forced to apologize for an earlier comment that young women who support Mr. Sanders are just doing it to chase after “boys.”

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