Susan Sarandon shares interesting opinion on Donald Trump

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While visiting MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes Monday night, prominent Bernie Sanders surrogate Susan Sarandon discussed the question on everyone's minds this primary season: If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, should Sanders's supporters vote for her, or should they go "Bernie or Bust"? (They should vote for her.) "I think a lot of people are like, Sorry, I just can't bring myself to vote for [Clinton]," Sarandon said. Hmm. Even if it comes down to backing her versus Donald Trump, a man who is almost literally a fascist? "Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in," Sarandon argued. "Things will really explode." As Hayes noted, it's a version of the classic Marxist "sharpen the contradictions" argument, which calls for instilling short-term pain in order to bring about systemic change. This has a poor track record of actually working, but as Sarandon says, the status quo isn't working, either: "It's dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are." Sanders himself has argued that all Democrats should vote for the eventual Democratic nominee, whomever it is. (Please listen to him.)

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Susan Sarandon arrives at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Susan Sarandon and Jack Robbins attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Susan Sarandon and Jack Robbins attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Michael Keaton, Susan Sarandon and John Slattery pose during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actresses Susan Sarandon (L) and Eva Amurri attend the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Susan Sarandon speaks onstage during the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actresses Kate Winslet (L) and Susan Sarandon speak during the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Susan Sarandon presents an In Memoriam tribute at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Rami Malek and Susan Sarandon attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Eva Amurri, actress Susan Sarandon, director Jack Henry Robbins, and actress Kristen Wiig in the audience during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 30: (L-R) Actors Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2016 SAG after party hosted by Absolut Elyx at Sunset Tower on January 30, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Mark Ruffalo and Susan Sarandon attend The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_012 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner)
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