There has been much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth among many Americans about the prospect of Donald Trump being elected Commander in Chief, but one prominent celebrity who says he’s not worried about that possibility is George Clooney.
Attending Cannes for the premiere of his latest film “Money Monster”;, Clooney told attendees at the film’s press conference that “there’s not going to be a president Donald Trump,”; reports “The Hollywood Reporter”;. “It’s not going to happen because fear is not going to be something that drives our country.”;
Later in the discussion, Clooney circled back to the presumptive Republican nominee.
“Trump is actually a result of much of the news programs [that] didn’t follow up and ask questions,”; said Clooney. “It is so easy because your numbers go up when you can just show an empty podium and say “Trump is about to speak.’ 24-hour news doesn’t mean you get more news, it means you get the same news more.”;
Check out this interview of Clooney and co-star Julia Roberts discussing “Money Monster”;, the Jodie Foster-directed thriller in which Clooney plays the host of a financial TV show who’s taken hostage.