The feud is in effect and is giving reality TV a run for its money.
Actor, George Clooney, is not Team Donald Trump, and his recent slight of the GOP presumptive nominee is proof. However, The Donald didn’t take Clooney’s bold prediction lying down; he shot back in Trumpian fashion, according to Daily Caller.
Thursday, Clooney attended the 2016 Cannes Film Festival to promote his new movie, Money Monster. During a question and answer segment, Clooney fielded a question about the real estate mogul.
The actor, who is a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter and helped her raise millions during a recent fundraiser, has been vocal about his disenchantment with Trump’s campaign and rhetoric. At times, he’s referred to the Republican presidential hopeful as misogynist and xenophobic. It made perfect sense why reporters pressed him on his feud with the former Celebrity Apprentice star.
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“There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump. It’s not going to happen because fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We’re not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not actually afraid of anything.”
Clooney blames the GOP’s presumed standard-bearer’s rise on the media’s missed opportunities to press Trump with tough questions. Moreover, he suggested that objective journalism takes a back seat to a network ratings race.
“Twenty-four-hour news doesn’t mean you get more news; it means you get the same news more. More and more and more you hear these guys, their ratings go up because they can show an empty podium saying ‘Donald Trump is about to speak,’ as opposed to taking those 30 seconds and saying, ‘Well, let’s talk about refugees,’ which is the biggest crisis going on in the world right now.”
On Friday, Trump shot back at the Oscar-winning actor over his perceived discord. During a telephone interview with Fox and Friends hosts, Trump responded to Clooney’s slight about his presidential bid in the 2016 Elections.
“As far as George Clooney is concerned, let’s put it this way — he’s no Cary Grant.”
However, Trump does agree with George Clooney about his take on the media’s role in politics.
“Well at least he’s right about the ratings — that’s the good news. I think I get asked the toughest questions on Earth. I will tell you; nobody asks tougher questions than they do to me. It’s all ‘gotcha.’”
It’s unclear what impact Clooney’s attack will have on Trump’s road to the presidency. However, one thing is clear: The “Silver Fox” looks increasingly presidential (hint, hint).