George Clooney might not be amongst the usual guests that Andrew Marr interviews on his Sunday morning politics show but the Hollywood A-lister had a choice revelation about the former president, Donald Trump.
Clooney, who is in the UK to promote his new movie The Tender Bar, which is showing at the London Film Festival, but on Marr, he was here to talk politics.
After being asked about Joe Biden’s fluctuating polling numbers he briefly touched on Trump as Marr correctly noted that the former reality TV star is still got a firm grip on the American political landscape, with many feeling he could soon announce his intentions to run for president again in 2024.
Clooney, who would have been familiar with Trump from celebrity parties before the real estate mogul decided to get into politics didn’t paint a favourable picture of the Republican.
The 60-year-old actor explained: “It’s so funny because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president, he was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d come over and go ‘what’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was.”
Clooney then turned his attention to Trump supporters who have touted him as some sort of saviour and a figure of the common man.
“The idea that there is a whole group of people that, you know, think he’s the champion of which but certainly can’t stand in real life.”
Clooney then continued by speculating on what he thinks will happen if Trump decides to run for the White House again. “He’s gonna play this out for a while and we’ll see where we go with this as a country. My hope is that we have a little better sense to do that again, [that’s] my hope.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Clooney explained that he isn’t considering going into politics due to his age and has told his wife, Amal Clooney, that they should both appreciate and live their lives to the fullest in their remaining years.