George Clooney: ‘Incapable’ Trump Is ‘In Over His Head’

But there is a silver lining, says Clooney

Last Updated: August 29, 2017 @ 5:12 PM

George Clooney has never been shy in his criticism of Donald Trump, but on Tuesday, he declared him unfit for office.

In an interview with The Associated Press, the 56-year-old actor, director and father of twins had this to say: “It becomes increasingly clear how in over his head and incapable [Trump] is of being president of the United States.”

But according to Clooney, there’s a good side to all the political chaos: “The good news is that our other institutions — meaning press, finally, and judges and senators — have proven that the country works. There is a check and balance.”

In the same interview, Clooney discusses how the current political climate fuels his upcoming film, “Suburbicon,” which tells the story of “rampant suburban paranoia and fear-mongering after a home invasion” in a small Pennsylvania town. Clooney says the racial tension of his film — which is set in the 1950s — is similar to that of Trump’s America.

“I found it interesting to talk about building walls and scapegoating minorities,” said Clooney, who is directing the film. “[When] I was hearing these conversations on the campaign trail…I thought: It’s always good to look back and remember that nothing really is new and every time we’re shocked, we forget that we’ve had this behavior time and time and time again.”

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