George Clooney: ‘There is not gonna be a President Donald Trump’
Actor George Clooney confidently told the media at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday that there wouldn’t be a President Donald Trump.
“Let’s start much simpler — there is not gonna be a President Donald Trump,” Clooney replied, according to Deadline. “Fear is not something that drives out country. We’re not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not actually afraid of anything, so we are not going to use fear. It’s not going to be an issue.”
The Hill reports:
George Clooney and his wife, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, have been major supporters of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and hosted a fundraiser for the former secretary of State this year at their Hollywood home.
On Thursday, Clooney blamed the media for boosting Trump’s visibility, arguing that journalists are giving the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee an easy ride.
“Trump is actually a result in many ways of the fact that much of the news programs didn’t follow up and ask tough questions,” he said. “That’s the truth. It’s really easy because your numbers go up.
“The ratings go up because all these guys can show an empty podium and just say that Donald Trump is about to speak as opposed to taking those 30 seconds to talk about refugees … all those corporations would fall on their knees if we did actually inform a little bit.”
Amal Clooney in late April said she is “perplexed” by Trump’s popularity following his remarks about various minorities.
“When you listen to what the leading Republican candidate has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans and saying there has to be a complete shutdown [of] all Muslims entering the country … he kept saying, ‘They only want jihad, they don’t believe in our way of life, they don’t respect our system,’ ” she said.
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