If you want an inside look at the presidential candidates from a liberal’s eyes, here you go…
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, actress Sharon Stone weighed in on the presidential election candidates and the kind of person she thinks we need to run this country.
In 2008 she endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton, but now Stone feels it’s time for a female president.
“Look at everything she’s been through. Why would she have been secretary of state during the most demanding and dangerous time this country has seen since World War II?” Stone tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She could go retire somewhere great, write a book, relax a little. It’s not like she needs the $200,000 or whatever you make being president. She just cares about our country.”
She is also impressed that Hillary “showed such grit and grace as secretary of state, such steely calm and humor in those hearings. That’s what it actually takes to be president. It takes a lot of friggin’ mettle.”
Stone doesn’t think Bernie Sanders is qualified to be president, due to his lack of experience. She suggests that Sanders perhaps try his hand at the vice presidency instead. “That way he could at least see what it’s like to be in conflict and negotiate inside those rooms because he clearly doesn’t know.”
At 74, Bernie is also too old, said Stone. “He’s not young doing this, and he didn’t really work until he was 40 so I wonder, like, how much acid has this guy taken?” she says. “Because there’s a certain edge to his personality and way about his behavior that makes me wonder, ‘How much LSD have you taken?'” Still, she thinks he’s just adorable, and would like to have him over for dinner so she could ask him questions.
All gloves came off, however, when the topic turned to Donald Trump. “We have leaders and people who are trying to be leaders who are running campaigns based on fear, and that’s a contagion. It’s horrible. Holocausts have occurred when that fire catches loose,” she said.
Stone added that when other countries have seen the rise of controversial leaders, the result is often “major atrocities” and “international wars.” “When I go abroad and listen [to what people say about us], I just feel very, very sad. It was one thing during the George W. time where you just had to sit in shame, but this?”
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