'Only Grown-Up In The Room': Clooney Endorses Clinton

| by Sean Kelly
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Actor George Clooney officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

In an interview with The Guardian, Clooney revealed his endorsement and said he was planning a fundraiser for the former secretary of state.

"I am a Hillary supporter. I am doing a fundraiser for her," he told the news outlet.

"I really love [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [of Vermont], and am really glad he is in the debate. 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." Clooney said that while he admires Sanders, his single-mindedness can be a "downfall."

In a letter to Clinton supporters, Clooney praised Clinton for being the "one consistent voice" in "all of this clutter."

"As this primary process continues, Hillary could soon have an insurmountable delegate lead and with that, the Democratic nomination," he wrote. "That would then make her the only grown-up in the room. And if ever there was a time for a grown-up, that time is now."

Clooney also took shots at Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who he called a "xenophobic fascist."

"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," he wrote in the letter. "The truth is that the only thing that would prevent America from being great would be to empower these voices."

In the interview, Clooney recalled the one occasion on which he met Trump.

"I met Donald once. I was sitting in a booth and we talked for a while. Then he did Larry King, and he said I was very short. And I was like: ‘I was sitting down the whole time, Donald!'"

According to People magazine, Clooney and his wife, Amal, are set to host back-to-back fundraisers in Los Angeles and San Francisco in April, with funds going to the Hillary Victory Fund.

Sources: The Guardian, People / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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