George Clooney has recently expressed his disapproval of the policy conducted by Donald Trump saying that American public will not be ruled by fear. “There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump,” he said. “Fear is not going to drive our country. We’re not afraid of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not going to be afraid of anything.”
Clooney touched the topic of presidential election during the Cannes film festival press conference for Money Monster, a thriller directed by Jodie Foster. He also accused cable news networks of allowing their output to slide further into infotainment, which, in his opinion, contributed to the Trump’s popularity.
Trump’s campaign is based on his provocative comments on Muslims, immigration and women. “There’s a great disaster in the way we inform ourselves now,” Clooney said. “Trump is actually a result in many ways of many of the news programmes that didn’t follow up and ask tough questions. Their ratings go up because they can just show an empty podium [and a caption] saying ‘Donald Trump is about to speak’.”
Clooney has also devoted a movie to the television industry and underlined that the main current problem with broadcasters is that they have forgotten the mission of news – it was never designed to be immensely profitable, it was designed to inform.
“Money Monster talks about the evolution of what has become the cross between news and entertainment. It’s become a big problem,” said Clooney. “News stopped being a loss leader – you were never going to make money on news, you were actually going to just inform people. There was other programming that would make money.”
Johnny Depp doesn’t believe in Trump’s victory
Clooney’s colleague Johnny Depp agrees that the future of the USA looks rather gloomy if Donald Trump were to become a president. Depp was asked his opinion concerning presidential election and candidates during the press conference for his latest film, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”.
“If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, in a kind of historical way it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States,” Depp said. “It just won’t work after that.”
“So you won’t be thrilled if that happens?” reporter Minnie Stephenson asked.
“I don’t believe in that stuff, you know?” Depp replied.
It is not the first time that Depp shows negative attitude to the billionaire. He sounded rather clear about the Republican presidential hopeful during a recent Q&A at Arizona State University for the parody film. “What he is, I believe, is a brat,” Depp said.