In the midst of the shoot, Sarandon, who always has been politically outspoken and was very disappointed that Bernie Sanders was not the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nominee, took massive heat for suggesting that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were comparably bad candidates and then endorsing Jill Stein , a candidate who never had a realistic shot at winning. Particularly after Trump won, people directed a lot of their anger at her. "It has been tough," she confesses, before adding, sarcastically, "I mean, it certainly is empowering to think that I, alone, against all of Hollywood, was responsible for Hillary's defeat. That has been pretty unbelievable." Sarandon extremely dislikes Trump, but still believes his election may serve a purpose — "This guy is such a bozo that everybody's noticing what's been going on. It's a dangerous way to motivate people, but there's such an outpouring now" — and she's still not biting her tongue about those who oppose him. "The establishment Democratic Party is a nightmare, and they're still not learning, and they're gonna end up with the same situation," the actress laments, noting that she thinks Sanders would be their best bet in 2020. "If he wants to run, I'm behind him," Sarandon says. "Bernie, after the [2016 Democratic] primary, went to more states than [Clinton] did. He did his part."