George Galloway
George GallowayReuters

Controversial anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, who in the past declared his hometown an “Israeli-free zone”, bashed likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, saying that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump was the lesser of two evils.

Galloway, who in the past has praised the Hamas terror group and accused Israel of arming Al Qaeda, called former Secretary of State Clinton a “monster”, saying he favored Republican candidate. Galloway’s comments came in the wake of similar statements by actress Susan Sarandon denouncing Clinton as an “interventionist”.

“I believe in a way she’s more dangerous,” Sarandon told The Young Turks. “Her record – I mean she did not learn a thing from Iraq. She is an interventionist. She’s done horrible things, horrible things, and very callously.”

Galloway concurred with Sarandon’s comments, writing on Twitter that “@SusanSarandon is right. Hillary Clinton is even more dangerous for America and the world than is Donald Trump.”

Later Galloway added that while “Trump is a monster”, “Clinton [is] a bigger monster.”

A Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2010 and 2012 to 2015, Galloway originally represented the Labour Party, but bolted following the 2003 Iraq War, which he vociferously opposed. Galloway has been a controversial figure in British politics as far back as the mid-1990s, following his visit to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in which the MP praised Hussein for his “courage”.