- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hollywood icon Susan Sarandon is hitting back at critics who blame her for Republican Donald Trump 2016 presidential victory.

Hillary Clinton’s crushing Nov. 8 defeat sent shock waves through the entertainment industry, which overwhelmingly supported her campaign. The blame game also points at Ms. Sarandon of “Thelma & Louise” fame, who criticized Mrs. Clinton before endorsing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

“To all those who find blaming me less painful than introspection, never knew I was this powerful,” the Academy Award winning actress Tweeted Wednesday.

Accompanying Ms. Sarandon’s message was a list of celebrities whose support for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign proved ineffectual.

Some include:

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Beyoncé
  • Jay-Z
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Robert DeNiro
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Katy Perry
  • Lady Gaga

SEE ALSO: Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton ‘more dangerous’ than Trump: ‘She has done horrible things’

Ms. Sarandon, 70, was not shy about labeling the former secretary of state a flawed candidate since June.

“I believe in a way she is more dangerous [than Mr. Trump],” the actress told The Young Turks on June 2, The Washington Times reported. “They’re both talking to Henry Kissinger, apparently. … She did not learn from Iraq, and she is an interventionist, and she has done horrible things — and very callously. I don’t know if she is overcompensating or what her trip is. That scares me. I think we’ll be in Iran in two seconds.”

Prior to endorsing Mrs. Stein on Nov. 1, the actress also blasted Mrs. Clinton for issues ranging from her to support for offshore drilling to “unconditional military aid to Israel.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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