Hollywood superstar George Clooney, who was an avid supporter and major campaign donor for Hillary Clinton, had some stinging words for the former presidential candidate.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, George Clooney conceded that while he did support Clinton during the election and believed she would have made a fine President, he had misgivings about her political persona during the campaign trail.Clooney has been the leader of this liberal Hollywood cult and also hosted mega fundraisers for prominent Democratic politicians.
He called Clinton a “voice of tolerance and experience,” a champion for the poor and a savvy diplomat. Clooney expressed reservations about the campaign at least once that year, even as he used his star power to raise millions of dollars for Clinton.
“It was frustrating because I never saw her elevate her game,” he said. “I never saw it. And I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, ‘She’s not good at this.’ And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn’t have been so polarizing. I think the fact that she’s a woman made it a much harder uphill battle.
“I think that she wasn’t particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around, obviously, when Trump only said he was going to ‘Make America Great Again.'”
But Clooney said he also thinks that if she were a man, the race wouldn’t have been so polarizing. “I think the fact that she’s a woman made it a much harder uphill battle,” he concluded. “I think that she wasn’t particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around.”
During the interview, Clooney also bashed President Trump for his ties to Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
“Don’t play coy and claim that you don’t remember who David Duke is when you were actually running for president 25 years earlier and said that the reason you got out was because David Duke was in the party,”
“He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. I just look at it and laugh when I see him say ‘Hollywood elite.’ Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! F–k you!” he said.