George Clooney isn’t a Donald Trump fan, and during a recent Money Monster interview, Clooney got candid about his feelings, telling the world what he thinks about The Donald and his White House aspirations. According to George Clooney, despite Trump being the presumptive Republican nominee, he’s never going to be the President of the United States. Why? Because Clooney doesn’t think that America is a country that can be driven by fear.
“There is not gonna be a President Donald Trump. It’s not gonna happen. Fear is not going to be something that drives our 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.”
As Business Insider reports, neither George Clooney, nor his wife, Amal, have shied away from politics this election cycle. The A-list celebrity couple have been vocal supporters of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, even going so far as to host a Hollywood fundraiser for the woman that stands between Donald Trump and his presidential dreams.
According to George, it’s the media’s fault that Trump has made it as far, and risen as high as he has. George Clooney says that the problem is that news programs don’t “ask tough questions,” but rather pad their ratings with an empty stage and a headline stating Trump’s about to make a speech when they could be “taking those 30 seconds to talk about refugees.”
While some people, especially Donald Trump supporters, might question George Clooney’s audacity in declaring that Trump will never be POTUS, the national polls seem to have Clooney’s back. So far, no national poll shows Trump having the ability to beat Hillary Clinton in the upcoming general election.
However, as Reuters reports, since Ted Cruz dropped out of the race following a serious trouncing, Trump has been catching up. George Clooney’s not panicking just yet, though. After all, the Donald is now the presumptive Republican nominee while Clinton is still fighting it out with Bernie Sanders leading up to the Democratic National Convention.
If Hillary is able to secure her party’s nomination, as George Clooney clearly believes she will, in all likelihood Bernie’s supporters will (at least in part) defect to her camp.
Ironically, if George Clooney really wants to keep Trump out of the White House, he may be better served by throwing his celebrity support behind Bernie Sanders, who is lagging way behind Clinton in the way of delegates. Why? Because according to Al Jazeera, the national polls that show Clinton barely beating The Donald in a general election show Bernie Sanders hypothetically performing much better against the former-reality TV star. The same polls that indicate a Clinton/Trump race ending up within the margin of error show Sanders beating Trump by double digits.
While George Clooney has been unwavering in his support of Hillary Clinton, Bernie has vowed to fight the primary fight all the way to the Democratic Convention. If he manages to do that, he might be able to sway some of the uncommitted Superdelegates to defect from Clinton and support him instead. Although Clooney hasn’t come out and said it, we can presume he’d prefer Sanders to Trump if it comes down to the wire.
George Clooney isn’t the only Hollywood icon to denounce Donald Trump this week. Johnny Depp shared his thoughts on The Donald during a red carpet interview for Alice: Through the Looking Glass. Depp told a reporter that if Trump is elected, we would be witnessing the “last president of the United States.”
“It just won’t work after that.”
It appears as though George Clooney shares his sentiments. However, unlike Depp’s dismal prediction that there might be a President Trump and he could end the U.S. as we know it, Clooney has a more positive outlook for America’s future. According to George, “President Trump” will never happen.
What do you think? Are you excited for a potential President Trump? Do you share Depp’s opinion that such a thing would be the end of the United States as we know it? Or do you share George Clooney’s confidence that Trump will never sit in the Oval Office?
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