The recent father of twins and husband to Amal Clooney discussed his upcoming directorial turn in the film Suburbicon, which explores racial tensions in 1950s suburbia. He compared the film's political landscape with that of the present day.
When it came to the subject of Trump, Clooney, who has been known to be active in Democratic politics, put it bluntly:
“It becomes increasingly clear how in over his head and incapable this man is of being president of the United States. 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.”
Clooney is no stranger to criticizing Trump. Back in February, Clooney took a more subtle jab at him while at France's César awards. He Trump's rise to power to McCarthyism by invoking American broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, whose story Clooney told as the director of 2005's Good Night And Good Luck.
“As citizens of the world, we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win. I was thinking about Edward R. Murrow as we find ourselves nostalgic for when America was great and when the news wasn’t fake."
Many on Twitter appeared to agree with Clooney's feelings about Trump.
Well said George... Trump's way in over his head, totally incapable, fully inappropriate! Who's suprised..?? Thank you Electoral College😟😟— Cheri Amor (@cheribevamor) August 30, 2017
As a proud Dem, I support Clooney. He says what he believes & has some clout. I wish the GOP would stand up to Trump.— Patty (@2havefun72) August 30, 2017
The 56-year-old actor admitted to the AP that Suburbicon's purpose was to "pick some fights and I always like picking fights.”
“I found it interesting to talk about building walls and scapegoating minorities. I think that’s always an interesting topic but particularly 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.”