Former President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump said that actress Susan Sarandon is a “complete idiot” for suggesting it’s 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 MeidasTouch Podcast on Thursday.
“She was pretty decent in a couple of movies a couple of decades ago, but politically she’s a moron,” said Trump.
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 that the actress is 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 is overturned. Trump said the only way to stop the anti-abortion momentum was to stop them from winning Congress in the mid-term elections in November.
Mary Trump criticized the draft abortion opinion and noted that the Supreme Court has 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 for 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… When your rapist has more rights than you do, that seems problematic to me,” she said.
Several Republican senators would not confirm if they support rape and incest exceptions to abortion bans, Insider previously reported.