George Clooney Endorses Clinton, Bashes Trump in Email Endorsement

Hillary Clinton’s latest fundraising email sent out Monday revealed an endorsement from another Hollywood backer: George Clooney. In the email, picked up by several media outlets, like the Los Angeles Times, Variety and the Huffington PostClooney bashed Trump while praising Clinton as “the only grown-up in the room” and the “voice of tolerance” in the 2016 race.

This isn’t the first time Clooney has voiced his support for Clinton.

Last year, during an interview with Jorge Ramos, the actor mistakenly said that Benghazi hurt Clinton’s 2008 campaign, when that event didn’t even happen until four years later.

Clooney opened the email by making a not-so-subtle swipe at the GOP frontrunner, writing:

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. The truth is that the only thing that would prevent America from being great would be to empower these voices.

He then compared Trump to Clinton, whom he called “the only grown-up in the room.” Despite Clinton’s proven trust issues with voters, Clooney deemed her the “one consistent voice” in the race, writing:

In all of this clutter, there's been one consistent voice — a voice of tolerance and experience from a candidate who's spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the less fortunate. A candidate who knows firsthand the complexity of our international relationships. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”

The endorsement also gave supporters an opportunity to enter to win tickets to a fundraiser he and his wife are hosting in April at their home for the democratic candidate. CNN reported that tickets to Clooney’s fundraiser cost a whopping $33,400 per person, but supporters can enter to win two free tickets simply by signing up, and giving the requested $10 donation to the Clinton campaign.

Clooney adds his name to a long list of celebrity supporters, such as Lena Dunham, Steven Spielberg, America Ferrera, Kerry Washington, Katy Perry and Olivia Wilde. Clinton’s overwhelming support from Hollywood and the entertainment media isn’t that surprising; after all, CBS even modeled a television show (Madam Secretary) after the former Secretary of State. Clinton has also been a frequent guest on late night television shows like The Tonight Show, hoping to win the youth vote. Well, that method certainly worked for her predecessor, anyway.

Kristine Marsh
Kristine Marsh
Kristine Marsh is an analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.