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Mary Trump calls Susan Sarandon a moron for suggesting it's pointless to vote for the Democratic Party

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Mary Trump (L), Susan Sarandon (R).
Mary Trump (left) and Susan Sarandon.CBS via Getty Images; Amy Sussman/Getty Images
  • Mary Trump called Susan Sarandon a "complete idiot" who "thinks that she's some wise shaman."

  • Trump criticized comments by the actress suggesting it’s pointless to vote for the Democratic Party.

  • "A vote for Republicans is a vote for fascism," Trump said.

Mary Trump, the niece of former President Donald Trump, called the actress Susan Sarandon a "complete idiot" for suggesting it was pointless to vote for the Democratic Party.

"She's a complete idiot. She doesn't know what she's talking about, and if anybody can say with a straight face that the Democrats are the problem, I don't know what to tell them," Trump said while appearing on the MeidasTouch Podcast on Thursday.

"She was pretty decent in a couple of movies a couple of decades ago, but politically she's a moron," Trump said.

Sarandon, who has a long track record of left-wing activism, has become increasingly critical of the Democratic Party. In a recent tweet, the actress accused them of "sitting on their hands for the last two years" and "scaring you into voting blue."

"I cannot even tell you how much it enrages me," Trump said on the MeidasTouch Podcast. "She's an idiot, but she thinks she's some wise shaman or something."

Trump said the actress was a victim of the "Dunning-Kruger effect" — a cognitive bias in which people with low ability overestimate their capabilities.

"If we can just make it as simple as possible — a vote for Republicans is a vote for fascism," Trump said.

Trump appeared on the podcast to discuss the US Supreme Court's leaked draft vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling protecting abortion rights.

Sen. Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that a national abortion ban would be possible if Roe v. Wade was overturned. Trump said the only way to stop the anti-abortion momentum was to stop them from winning Congress in the midterm elections in November.

Mary Trump criticized the draft abortion opinion and said the Supreme Court had a majority of GOP-appointed justices.

She also criticized the wave of restrictive abortion legislation proposed in several Republican-led states, some of which allow rapists' families and friends to sue a rape victim over having an abortion, such as in Tennessee and Idaho.

"These laws that are being passed, and now that the Supreme Court is federalizing, are not just pro-incest. They're pro-rapist," she said. She continued, "When your rapist has more rights than you do, that seems problematic to me."

Some Republican senators would not confirm whether they supported rape and incest exceptions to abortion bans, Insider previously reported.

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