Sarandon has long been catching heat for her Sanders support — and, while campaigning for him in Iowa on Monday, took a swipe at one of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Elizabeth Warren. Without naming the Massachusetts senator, the Thelma & Louise star said, “[Sanders] is not someone who used to be Republican. He is not someone who used to take money, or still takes money, from Wall Street. He is the real deal.” The implication was that Warren, who was a registered Republican in the mid-‘90s, is not.
Many Warren fans and Sarandon haters didn’t like that, leading one person — political strategist Adam Parkhomenko, a Hillary Clinton mega-supporter and adviser — to post on Twitter, “F**k Susan Sarandon. Seriously. Do they wake her out of her cryogenic chamber whenever a woman starts doing well in the polls?”
While Sarandon, 72, wasn’t even tagged in the tweet, it caught her attention and she had a pretty perfect response. Without directly addressing the remark about her age, she replied that what she’s “not sure about cryotherapy,” Sanders’s “Medicare for All” bill would cover various other things.
Not sure about cryotherapy, but Bernie’s M4A bill would cover “primary & preventive care, prescription drugs, dental & vision care, mental health & substance abuse treatment, as well as maternity, newborn & long-term care.” Healthcare is a human right. 👉🏻https://t.co/7BLMSToDRw https://t.co/WDA9zWqfFI— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) August 21, 2019
She was largely applauded in the comments for her cool reply. Parkhomenko was called out by commenters for what many saw was a “misogynistic” remark.
Misogynistic man @AdamParkhomenko attacks Susan and she snaps back with policy!— Ben shapiro inspires white supremacists 🌹🥚 (@dagreatscienski) August 21, 2019
Hello 911 I’d like to report a murder— L30 - Amazon FC Ambassador 📦 (@L30L005) August 21, 2019
It because you dont seem to age, darlin.— Prosecco Proletariat⚘☭ (@Chris_SactoCA) August 21, 2019
It must be cryogenics...Or maybe your love for humanity.
This is what class looks like. You're a better woman than I, Susan. Much love. ❤— GingerFnSnapps🌹 (@Nacho_Mama78) August 21, 2019
Taking that high road!— Patrick Bruck (One of The Squad!) (@scott_satzer) August 21, 2019
We're gonna win this, Susan!#Bernie2020
What a classy response from a classy gal.— Howard (@letsblamerussia) August 21, 2019
What I find particularly humorous is these fools have only elevated Susan's voice over these last few years with these constant attacks.— King Ludd (@KingLuddLives) August 21, 2019
Susan has handled it like a champ too, always classy.
Wow. Now that's a response— madcowlive (@madcow11b) August 21, 2019
But, not everyone agrees on Twitter — especially where Sarandon is involved, as many blame her for Clinton’s loss to Trump in 2016. So she faced criticism as well.
And - again, Susan - your work in 2016 helped to ensure that our rights to healthcare were not only NOT secured, they were actually diminished.— Mike (@TensionShoppers) August 21, 2019
It's not BERNIE'S bill. Medicare for All is a Democratic policy, and Democrats have been submitting bills for Medicare for All to Congress for more than a decade. And of all the Dem nominee policies, Bernie's is hardly the best, or most likely to be implemented, or most detailed.— Spry Guy (@SpryGuy) August 21, 2019
Yeah so would Elizabeth Warren but you chose to attack her as she starts to shoot past Bernie in the polls.— #CloseTheCamps #SaveTheChildren (@DrNat01) August 21, 2019
As if Bernie has a chance 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/baNquLBmi9— ♒️♉️♍️ Sugarbaker Sister (@sbsestra) August 21, 2019
Sarandon and her son Jack Henry Robbins were at a Sanders campaign event at the Field of Dreams site on Monday. She posted a photo calling them both “my guys.” It was one of several stops Sarandon made with Sanders in Iowa that day.
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