Amal Clooney criticized GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE for comments he has made about Muslims, adding that she is “perplexed” about why he is leading in the polls.

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“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 shut down on all Muslims entering the country ... he kept saying, ‘They only want jihad, they don’t believe in our way of life, they don’t respect our system,’ ” said Clooney, an international human rights lawyer, in an interview with the BBC Monday.

“People I think should've been saying, ‘Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the world who fit that description, do you mean the people who are U.S. citizens, who are members of your military, the vast majority of whom are not extremist or violent in any way?’ ”

She added: “If, at the end of all of this, he gets beaten by the person who becomes the first female president of the United States, then I think that would send a very positive message from the electorate back to him as to what they really thinking about that point of view.”

Clooney and her husband, George Clooney, support Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump, Biden set for tight battle in Florida We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida MORE and have held high-dollar fundraisers for the former secretary of State’s White House bid.