First of all, these are some photos of George and Amal Clooney last night in London, at a Netflix screening at The White Helmets, a documentary which Clooney produced about the Syrian volunteers who look for survivors after bombs fall. Considering the serious subject matter, I do feel like a tool for saying this, but I’m still going to say it: bump much??? We heard a rumor last week that Amal is expecting twins. I’m pretty sure I spy a bump underneath that loose dress.
Meanwhile, George spoke to media outlets at the screening, and of course he was asked about Meryl Streep and Donald Trump.
George Clooney is weighing in on President-elect Donald Trump’s comments about Meryl Streep following her politically charged speech at the Golden Globes. Trump lashed out at the actress via Twitter on Monday after she criticized him in her passionate Golden Globes speech about empathy Sunday night. In response, Trump called her “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood.”
“I’ve always said that about Meryl,” Clooney told PEOPLE sarcastically. “She’s maybe the most overrated actress of all-time. She and I worked together on Fantastic Mr. Fox as husband and wife and I will tell you even as a fox, a female fox, she’s overrated,” he said with a smile.
“Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?” he asked Trump rhetorically. “I didn’t vote for him, I don’t support him, I don’t think he’s the right choice. At this moment in our lives we have to hope that he doesn’t destroy everything. The reality is you have to hope he will do a decent job because if the United States fails, really terrible things happen, so you have to hope that he can.” But he added: “I don’t see any signs of it.”
Regarding Meryl specifically, George also said, “I support her right forever” to speak out. He also said “we’re going to be a little unlucky now” that President Baby Fists is around, just like we were unlucky with George W. Bush. As for what he says about hoping Baby Fists doesn’t “destroy everything” – isn’t it fascinating and terrible that’s how low the bar is set? Like, I think that way too. If we get out of this without nuclear war, we’ll be okay, maybe.
Photos courtesy of Getty.