George Clooney: Voting For Donald Trump Will “Prevent America From Being Great”
George Clooney slammed Donald Trump in an email sent by Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday. In his open letter to Clinton supporters, the actor not-so-subtly used the Republican presidential candidate’s own slogan against him while endorsing Clinton for president.
“If you listen to the loudest voices out there today, you’d think we’re a country that hates Mexicans, hates Muslims, and thinks that committing war crimes is the best way to make America great again,” Clooney wrote in his message directed at Clinton’s supporters. “The truth is that the only thing that would prevent America from being great would be to empower these voices.” Although he never uses the GOP frontrunner’s name, the actor is clearly taking a swipe at Trump and his “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Clooney went on to describe Clinton as a “voice of tolerance and experience,” who’s “spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the less fortunate.” The actor further expressed that if she were to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton would be “the only grown-up in the room.”
The Oscar winner also announced that he’ll be holding a contest in which a few lucky supporters can nab an invite to a star-studded fundraiser being hosted by the actor and his wife Amal at their Los Angeles home on April 16. Tickets to the event cost $33,400 per person, but Clinton’s backers can enter the contest by donating any amount of money to her campaign. “The good news is I’m not cooking,” Clooney joked at the end of his letter.