George Clooney is calling Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCain leans toward voting for Tillerson CIA director on Trump dossier: 'Was I a leaker of this? No.' Green Day drops new anti-Trump music video MORE a “xenophobic fascist,” but says he’s confident Americans will eventually “do the right thing” in the voting booth.
“He’s just an opportunist,” Clooney says of the GOP presidential front-runner in an interview with The Guardian published Thursday.
When it comes to Trump, Clooney says, “You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.”
The Academy Award winner recalls a measurable slight after he first came face-to-face with the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host.
“I met Donald once. I was sitting in a booth and we talked for a while. Then he did Larry King, and he said I was very short. And I was like: ‘I was sitting down the whole time, Donald!' ” Clooney quips to the British newspaper.
Clooney, who in 2008 endorsed then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaConway: ‘We would welcome a call’ from Lewis Obamas make MLK Day visit to homeless shelter Booker will attend inauguration MORE’s (D-Ill.) White House bid, is now rooting for the president’s one-time rival for the Democratic nomination.
“I am a Hillary supporter,” Clooney, 54, says. “I am doing a fundraiser for her.”
But Clooney also expresses admiration for Clinton’s Democratic primary rival: “I really love Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump education pick to face Warren, Sanders Sanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Sanders: Not a 'bad thing' if Comey resigns MORE, and am really glad he is in the debate. He is forcing the conversation to things that never get talked about in U.S. politics: disparity between the rich and the poor, which is getting worse and worse every day.”