Sandra Bernhard talks to MSNBC's Ari Melber about reprising her role as Nancy Bartlett Thomas on the reboot of popular sitcom 'Roseanne' and the role Trump plays in dividing the family. Bernhard said a lot of women have "compromised" and "given in" by getting married and unfortunately "don't have the luxury to think for themselves." She said these women must be "under the thumb" of their husbands.
When asked about "white women for Trump," Bernhard is stumped and said she "can't understand it."
She said women Trump voters must have felt "inadequate" compared to someone as "educated" as Hillary Clinton and just couldn't have brought themselves to vote for someone superior to them. Bernhard said all that Hillary has accomplished is "threatening" to a lot of women which turned them off to such a person.
"A lot of women have compromised, given in, raised their kids and not had the luxury of being able to think for themselves. And when you sacrifice that in your life and say I don't think I'm going to lean on somebody else financially that means you've got to get up every day and go work," she said Wednesday on MSNBC.
ARI MELBER, MSNBC: White women for Trump.
SANDRA BERNHARD, ACTRESS: Can't understand it. Don't know where it comes from... I think it's a couple of issues.
I think it's being either under the thumb of your husband or, for the election, it was being so offended by Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's legacy that you turned on her. Or feeling inadequate, feeling like how can somebody be so educated? How can somebody who brought themselves up from their experience and gone to the top? Educated herself, fought for rights, civil rights, and equality. And I think that is threatening to a lot of women.
MELBER: How do you mean? Threatening to the deals they have made in their life?
BERNHARD: Yeah. A lot of women have compromised, given in, raised their kids and not had the luxury of being able to think for themselves. And when you sacrifice that in your life and say I don't think I'm going to lean on somebody else financially that means you've got to get up every day and go work. I am not saying that none of these women work. Of course they do. But you also -- there's just those little gradations of how you look at other women and the sort of feeling you have of inadequacy.