Sunday, July 21, 2024

Trump Attacks George Clooney on Social Media Calls Him “A Fake Movie Actor” Who Never “Made a Great Movie”


So see if you can follow this.

Donald Trump is now attacking actor George Clooney on social media.

Trump is mad that Clooney wrote a long letter in the NY Times asking Joe Biden to step aside from running from president.

Why? Trump hates Biden. But he also can’t stand the fact that Clooney praised Biden in his letter. That’s confusing, isn’t it?

Trump calls Clooney a “Fake movie actor” — which he clearly isn’t. He also says Clooney has never made a good movie. So he’s forgotten “The Perfect Storm,” “Michael Clayton,” “Up in the Air,” “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, “Oceans’s 11” and “13,” and quite a few more.

I wasn’t happy with Clooney’s letter. I felt he could have sent it privately. The need to grandstand in the Times was off putting since Clooney just co-hosted a huge fundraiser in Hollywood. Plus, Clooney’s wife, Amal, was part of the International Criminal Court’s condemination of Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trump is having trouble finding decent targets on his Truth Social. He’s been gagged from attacking the lawyers, judges, and witnesses in his trials. He did go after Nancy Pelosi today, but it seemed tired, like a dog losing interest pawing at a door to gain entry.

As for Clooney, thanks, George, that wasn’t necessary or gracious. Send a letter, don’t take out a page in the New York Times from you villa in Provence telling the president of the United States you don’t like him anymore. We can figure this out for ourselves.

(Bangs gavel.)

Order in the f***ing court!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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