"I think that's dangerous," Clooney says of partisan politics on FOX News Sunday.
George Clooney is weighing in on the current political climate in the United States, and arguing that what the country needs right now is unity.
“I feel as if we need to get away from the divisiveness that we’re stuck in right now and the fear that we’re playing off of,” the Money Monster actor tells Chris Wallace on this Sunday’s episode of FOX News Sunday.
Growing up as a Democrat in conservative Kentucky, Clooney says he witnessed his share of political divisiveness. “But it wasn’t as contentious and there wasn’t the idea that once one party got power that nothing was going to happen from the other side, that they were going to just stop things cold,” he explains.
The actor says he finds today’s partisan politics “frustrating” and worrisome, adding, “I think that’s dangerous.” Clooney notes that pundits on both sides of the aisle have expressed similar frustrations, including conservative political analysts like William Kristol, right-wing commentator Charles Krauthammer and conservative author George Will.
“It’s a very funny thing, odd for me to be on the same side of an issue as Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer and George Will and people like that. And usually we’re not on the same side,” he says.
The actor also spoke about battling the corruption in South Sudan through his organization The Sentry, which recently released the results of its groundbreaking investigation into Sudanese war profiteering.
“It’s a fairly rich country in a strange way,” Clooney explains. “They have a lot of oil. They have mineral rights. They have a lot of things that they – there’s some gold. The people aren’t getting any of that money, you know. There’s so much of this money that’s going out of the country and not to the people, the people who deserve it.”