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George Clooney Makes A Shocking Statement About President Trump

Many celebrities have been very outspoken against President Donald Trump. People who just want to watch an awards show or hear about an upcoming film are getting tired of being bombarded with political opinions whenever someone famous gets a mic in his or her hand. According to one actor, no one should complain about Hollywood people voicing their opinions; the President is a Hollywood personality himself.

George Clooney went to France to accept an honorary award. Journalist Laurent Weil interviewed him, and even more than 4,000 miles away from home, the liberal celebrity couldn't help but talk politics. He seems to take real offense when people say they're tired of hearing celebrities jump on the soap box.

Clooney points out one specific incident: when Meryl Streep decided to use her Golden Globe speech to make untrue accusations against President Trump, and to point out many celebrities are immigrants too (legal, most likely, making the comparison a moot point). Streep was praised by the choir to which she preached, but others who aren't interested in the politics of people living in a bubble showed their displeasure.

“When Meryl spoke, everyone on that one side was, ‘Well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking,’” said Clooney. “Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television ... He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. Uhh?! He is a Hollywood elitist.”

Clooney then went on to slam White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

“Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director. That’s the truth, that’s what he’s done. He wrote a Shakespearean rap musical about the LA riots that he couldn’t get made. He made a lot of money off of “Seinfeld.” He’s elitist Hollywood, I mean that’s the reality,” Clooney said.

While it is true that both Trump and Bannon dabbled in the entertainment industry, their Hollywood projects were second careers. Trump had been a highly successful and well-known businessman for over a decade before accepting his first cameo role in 1989. Likewise, Bannon, who has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard, had already had a successful career in the U.S. Navy and as an investment banker. Only in the 1990s did he turn to producing films and a single failed script.

Successful businessmen expanding into the entertainment business isn't exactly the same as being 'Hollywood elite', who live a very different reality. But Clooney seems to feel vindicated by the comparison.

Source: The Huffington Post
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