George Clooney has expressed similar sentiments to Meryl Streep’s politically-fuelled speech at the Golden Globes.
While hosting an event in London with his wife Amal Clooney for his new Netflix documentary “The White Helmets”, a short film which follows volunteer rescue workers in Syria and Turkey, the 55-year-old actor allegedly explained that Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign spread misinformation to create a fear of immigrants in the country.
Clooney reportedly told Deadline at the event, “What’s happened after an election that’s been very polarized is that suddenly people are conflating immigrants and refugees with terrorists. You want to change the word, in a way. Don’t call them ‘refugees’ – call them ‘victims of war’. They didn’t stop being dentists and doctors and lawyers just so they could come to America.”
“We have to get back to talking and telling the truth, understanding that not everybody is an enemy, and that not all people who voted for Donald Trump are bigots – not even the overwhelming number of people who voted for Donald Trump,” he reportedly said. “They’re disenfranchised, they’re mad, they’re losing their jobs.”