World-famous actor George Clooney just called out the Trump administration, labeling them the “real” Hollywood elite. He took particular aim at the President and his Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon and defended actress Meryl Streep for her comments at this year’s Golden Globes.
Trump’s faux-populism platform decried the “Hollywood elites” as being out of touch with the American people, attempting to discredit the celebrities that flocked to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s side.
But Clooney rightfully pointed out it’s Trump and Bannon who are the real elites in an interview with France’s Canal+.
“When Meryl [Streep] spoke, everyone on that one side said, ‘Well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking.’ Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television. Collects $120,000 a year from his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist.
Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director. That’s the truth, that’s what he’s done. He wrote a Shakespearean rap musical about the L.A. riots that he couldn’t get made. He made a lot of money off of ‘Seinfeld.’ He’s elitist Hollywood, I mean that’s the reality.”
Clooney then turned to Trump’s war with the press and his attacks on the First Amendment:
“We have a demagogue in the White House. We need the fourth estate, which is journalists, to hold his feet to the fire.
They didn’t do a very good job during the campaign. And they haven’t done a particularly good job yet. But those things will change.”
The idea that Donald Trump is a man of the people is the biggest political scam perpetrated in American history since Republican voters were somehow convinced that George W. Bush was somehow a “political outsider.”
Donald Trump is a representation of the very worst of the American wealthy elites who view their compatriots as nothing more than a means to the end. Bannon, a former Goldman executive, is similarly connected to the ruling elites that have outright purchased the Republican Party and plot to squeeze every last cent from the American middle class. Clooney’s comments are spot on and are sure to make President Trump glower in anger.