Trump will never be US president, says George Clooney


CANNES, France: Donald Trump will never be elected US president, George Clooney said Thursday (Friday in Manila) as a new film tapping into the anger fueling the bombastic tycoon’s campaign premiered in Cannes. “Money Monster,” directed by Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster, is a thundering indictment of casino capitalism starring Clooney as a Wall Street television pundit taken hostage live on air by an “ordinary Joe,” who has lost everything on the stock market. The thriller takes aim not just at the world of finance but also at reality television and rolling news. Clooney said they had helped destroy real journalism, and blamed them for propelling populist politicians like Trump toward the White House. “There is not going to be a President Donald Trump. That is not going to happen because fear is not going to drive our country,” the actor told reporters at the Cannes Film Festival. “We are not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We are not actually afraid of anything.” Trump’s campaign has been driven by a string of incendiary comments on Muslims, immigration and women.


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