Actress and liberal activist Susan Sarandon slammed Ronald Reagan and blamed him for America's homeless problem during her appearance on "Tavis Smiley" on PBS on Wednesday.

Promoting her son's documentary about homelessness, Sarandon was asked if the homeless issue was still on the nation's "radar for discussion."

"I think the conversation changed around the Reagan era where everything was your fault," Sarandon stated. "And so you were blamed for not trying hard enough, for drinking, for drugs, whatever."

"Just like in the AIDS epidemic, the focus went on your lifestyle as opposed to what was actually happening."

"And there is also compassion fatigue," Sarandon said. "So people see it and it doesn’t get solved. And they just don’t want to see it any more ... so it’s been a number of things that have happened, that have made us not want to deal with this issue."

Watch the "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above.


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