George Clooney accused Donald Trump of being a "xenophobic fascist" in an interview with The Guardian

By Michael Miller
March 03, 2016 04:40 PM
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George Clooney is not mincing words when it comes to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

After suggesting the Republican frontrunner will go down in history as a laughing stock at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Clooney took a more serious tone while describing Trump in a recent interview with The Guardian.

“He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist,” he said bluntly. “You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.”

Even if Trump were elected, Clooney believes his political proposals would never come to fruition. “The truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme,” he explained.

“So you hear a massively stupid idea, like we’re going to ban Muslims from the country. Now, we’re not ever going to do that,” he said with a shrug. “It says in the Statue of Liberty, bring us your huddled masses. It’s not what’s going to happen.”

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While it’s clear the Hail Caesar! star will not be voting for the real estate magnate, he did express his support for Hilary Clinton and hinted at a planned fundraiser for her campaign.

“I am a Hillary supporter. I am doing a fundraiser for her,” said the actor, who raised $15 million for Barack Obama at an event in 2012.

Clooney also noted his admiration for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. “I really love Bernie Sanders, and am really glad he is in the debate,” he said.

“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.”