Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has voiced her distaste for GOP nomination frontrunner Donald Trump.
In a sitdown interview with BBC News on Tuesday night, the Hillary Clinton supporter shared her views on the polarizing businessman-turned-politician who continues to draw increased support despite his divisive racist and sexist agenda.
“I mean, when you listen to what the leading candidate on the Republican side has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans, and saying there has to be a complete shutdown on all Muslims coming in,” she began her takedown of Trump.
“If you actually look at what he specifically says in that now infamous speech about Muslims, he kept saying, “They only want jihad; they don’t believe in our way of life; they don’t respect our system.’ And when he says “they’ … And, you know, you watch the media coverage afterwards and people should’ve been saying, “Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the world who fit that description?” she continues. “Do you mean the people who are US citizens, who are members of your military, the vast majority of whom are not extremist or violent in any way?'”
The London-based barrister and her husband George Clooney have held several fundraising events in support of their candidate of choice.
“There’s an ad on the TV in the US where they went through all these statements he’s made against women and you watch that and you think “gosh,'”; she continues. “He has a really high negative rating. I don’t think he’s going to get much of the women’s vote as a result of that.”;
“I’m probably as perplexed as you are as somebody viewing these things,” she adds.
Watch Clooney’s interview below in which she also addresses her defence of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova.