Washington: Hollywood star George Clooney slammed the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump saying that he will not win the U.S. presidential race because Americans aren’t “scared of Muslims”.
The 55 year old actor spoke to reporters Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival where he stars in Jodie Foster’s hostage thriller Money Monster and owed that Trump, 69, will not be elected president.
“There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump,” Clooney said.
“That’s not going to happen. We’re not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not actually afraid of anything.”
“Money Monster talks about the evolution of what has become the cross between news and entertainment. And I think that’s been a big problem. Network started it,” said Clooney. “Everything that Paddy Chayefsky wrote in 1975 came true.”
Trump’s campaign has been driven by a string of incendiary comments on Muslims, immigration and women.
“Trump is a result of all the news programmes that don’t follow up and ask the questions,” said Clooney, who plays a cynical cable news tipster who begins to question himself after a gun is held to his head.
“24 hour news doesn’t mean you get more news, you just get the same news more,” he claimed.
(With inputs from Agencies)