- (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
Actress Susan Sarandon has spoken out about the recent comments made by presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Sarandon was a guest on "The View" and said she was "entertained" by Romney's remarks about the "47 percent" of Americans.
"I'm so entertained. I'm very happy that he's so entertaining," Sarandon explained. "I don't know if it's going to cost him. I think a lot of people agree with him in seeing things that way. I guess it'll mostly affect the swing voters. And I think it's an interesting few days on the campaign trail to see how he deals with that, but I don't think that was really new information."
Sarandon has had a sometimes-lukewarm relationship with President Barack Obama and the White House administration. Earlier this year she claimed to be under surveillance by the administration.
"I've had my phone tapped… I've gotten my file twice under the Freedom of Information Act," she told an audience at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Sarandon also revealed that she had been denied clearance at the White House but had no reason as to why.
That has not stopped her support for Obama, though. When host Joy Behar commented that Romney's words "made him look like Scrooge," Sarandon readily agreed.
"But I think that's what he is," she replied. "But I don't think-listening to, you know, where he wants to spend his money, that he was very interested in education or the elderly, and I mean a lot of the people he's talking about pay taxes, so I don't know what he's thinking."
Sarandon's comments come as the nation reels from Romney's remarks caught on tape. Romney has defended his position, but that has not stopped President Obama from issuing his own comments on the situation.
"My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some," Obama said on "David Letterman" last night. "What I think people want to be sure of is [that] you are not writing off big chunks of the country because [of] the way our democracy works."