DNC 2016: Susan Sarandon had 'literally the worst time' after Bernie Sanders lost primary

The actress was one of the most high-profile supporters of the Vermont senator

Andrew Buncombe
New York
,Rachael Revesz
Tuesday 26 July 2016 02:54 BST
Ms Sarandon held a sign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Ms Sarandon held a sign against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal (Twitter)

The actress and activist Susan Sarandon has been one of the most outspoken supporters of Bernie Sanders.

And when the Democratic Party's nomination went to Hillary Clinton, she made little effort to hide her disappointment.

When it was revealed via a number of leaked Democratic National Committee emails that party officials had been plotting against Mr Sanders, she was furious.

“That’s so disgusting,” she said in an interview with The Young Turks, a progressive online news network.

The DNC emails showed that former DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, called Mr Sanders' campaign manager a "damn liar", and that staffers were planning to "smear" him as an atheist.

Ms Schultz has since been called a "friend" of Hillary Clinton and will likely join her campaign.

"What does this really say about us if all of this goes by unattended?" Ms Sarandon asked.

Some people were surprised to see the 69-year-old actress, who frequently appeared as a surrogate for Mr Sanders, appear at the convention in Philadelphia on Monday evening.

 Ms Sarandon has campaigned for the Democrat 

Social media users pointed out that she did not look pleased with the convention result.

Others went as far as to suggest she was having a terrible time - “literally the worst time.”

Sarandon was quick to respond.

“Accurate,” she tweeted.

Ms Sarandon has been a strong critic of Hillary Clinton, claiming it would be "inevitable" that Ms Clinton would be indicted for the misuse of her personal email server.

In the end, Ms Clinton was not prosecuted.

The actress also said that Ms Clinton would be "more dangerous" as president than Republican Donald Trump.

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton in passionate plea

Mr Sanders gave a rousing speech at the convention. Despite his "disappointment" to hear of the DNC scandal, he still urged attendees and delegates to vote for his former rival.

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