George Clooney: Trump 'just an opportunist'
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George Clooney is calling Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff 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.

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“Let’s put things into perspective,” the “Hail, Caesar!” star and longtime Democrat says. “You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme.”

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 Hussein ObamaButtigieg tweeted support for 'Medicare for All' in 2018 Brent Budowsky: To Bush and Obama — speak out on Trump Graham on Syria: Trump appears 'hell-bent' on repeating Obama's mistakes in Iraq 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 SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' 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.”