Famous Hollywood actor, George Clooney has ruled out the possibility of Republican candidate Donald Trump winning the US presidential election.
In a statement that quotes the actor as showing negativity on Trump’s political ambition, Clooney said, “Americans will not let themselves be ruled by fear.” He had a chat with the press in a conference at the ongoing Cannes film festival.
Image above shows Hollywood actor, George Clooney.
The Hollywood star said: “There’s not going to be a president Donald Trump. Fear is not going to drive our country. We’re not afraid of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not going to be afraid of anything. We are not going to use fear so that is not going to be an issue.”
George Clooney addressed a press conference on his upcoming flick and used the opportunity to slam the media for what he described as “selling news without considering its consequences.”
He said: “Trump’s victories in the primaries should be blamed on the cable news networks that failed to grill the presidential aspirant with tough questions and rather made infotainment programmes on the issue to earn better ratings.
“There’s a great disaster in the way we inform ourselves now,” Clooney was quoted by The Guardian.
“Trump is actually a result in many ways of many of the news programmes that didn’t follow up and ask tough questions. Their ratings go up because they can just show an empty podium [and a caption] saying ‘Donald Trump is about to speak’.”
It’ll be remembered that the Money Monster man had earlier referred to Donald Trump’s election campaign as a “xenophobic, fascist theory”.
The actor accused modern day television news channels by saying, “they have forgotten the fact that they were meant to provide information to the masses and not to be immensely profitable.
“Money Monster talks about the evolution of what has become the cross between news and entertainment. It’s become a big problem,” Clooney reportedly said.
“News stopped being a loss leader — you were never going to make money on news, you were actually going to just inform people. There was other programming that would make money,” he added.
Image above shows Hollywood’s George Clooney on set.
George Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.
The Republican Presidential candidate will have to respect George Clooney’s personal opinion on his ambition.