George Clooney used the stage at the Cesar Awards in France on Friday to take a few swings at President Donald Trump.
“As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best,” Clooney said. “As citizens of the world we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win.” added the actor, who received an honorary award. “Love trumps hate, courage trumps fear and always-right trumps wrongs,” he said.
Jean Dujardin, who was onstage with Clooney in order to translate his speech for the French audience, added in his native tongue (translated into English), “Donald Trump is dangerous for the world.”
Watch Clooney’s speech below. The comments about Trump begin at the 3:30 mark.
This is the latest example of Clooney speaking out against Trump and his administration. Earlier this week, Clooney called Trump a “Hollywood elitist” due to his numerous film and television credits.
“Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television,” the actor told French news network Canal+. “He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist,” added Clooney.
About Steven Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, Clooney said earlier this week, “Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director. That’s the truth, that’s what he’s done. He wrote a Shakespearean rap musical about the L.A. riots that he couldn’t get made. He made a lot of money off of Seinfeld. He’s elitist Hollywood, I mean that’s the reality.”