George Clooney: 'There is not gonna be a President Donald Trump’
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Actor George Clooney was asked at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday if his new movie, "Money Monster," presaged a future under a Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE White House.

“Let’s start much simpler — there is not gonna be a President Donald Trump,” Clooney replied, according to Deadline. “Fear is not something that drives out country. We’re not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not actually afraid of anything, so we are not going to use fear. It’s not going to be an issue.”

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George Clooney and his wife, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, have been major supporters of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts economic agenda in battleground Ohio The Memo: Campaigns gird for rush of early voting Trump's pitch to Maine lobstermen falls flat MORE and hosted a fundraiser for the former secretary of State this year at their Hollywood home.

On Thursday, Clooney blamed the media for boosting Trump’s visibility, arguing that journalists are giving the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee an easy ride.

“Trump is actually a result in many ways of the fact that much of the news programs didn’t follow up and ask tough questions,” he said. "That’s the truth. It’s really easy because your numbers go up.

“The ratings go up because all these guys can show an empty podium and just say that Donald Trump is about to speak as opposed to taking those 30 seconds to talk about refugees … all those corporations would fall on their knees if we did actually inform a little bit.”

Amal Clooney in late April said she is “perplexed” by Trump’s popularity following his remarks about various minorities.

“When you listen to what the leading Republican candidate has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans and saying there has to be a complete shutdown [of] 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,’ ” she said.