The Hollywood liberal elitist George Clooney launched an attack on President Donald Trump on Monday night while being honored by New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
While speaking during the museum’s annual film benefit, which took place virtually this year, Clooney focused mainly on politics and on the toll coronavirus has taken on society during his speech.
“We have faced an overwhelming threat that has affected people all over the world. But what I want to say to all of you is that we’re going to get through it. This scourge that’s disrupted so many lives, it’s terrified us, wrecked our economy, left us feeling like there’s no hope,” Clooney said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Well, now we see there is. There’s more than hope,” he added. “There is a bright light at the end of this tunnel. We will soon say goodbye to the dark ages. Goodbye to fear. Goodbye to doubt. Goodbye to the anxiety. Once this is over and Trump’s out of office, we should probably do something about COVID, too. That would be important. Here’s to 2021. We’ll see you in person then.”
After decades in Hollywood, Clooney has become increasingly political as of late, with one of his newfound favorite pastimes being attacking America as “racist.”
“I’ve been to so many countries that are really failed states, and they look to this country for leadership,” Clooney told People Magazine last week. “We come up short a lot—race being our great original sin and clearly the one we’ve been the worst at—but we are in the constant process of trying to find a more perfect union.”
Back in June, the actor penned a scathing op-ed claiming that “anti-black racism” is this country’s “pandemic” that “infects all of us.”
“This is our pandemic,” he wrote of racism. “It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine. It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis.”
Clooney and his fellow liberal elites may think that hope is on the horizon once Trump is out of office, but they would do well to remember that half of the country feels the exact opposite way.