George Clooney Warns of Trump-Like Rhetoric in Pitch for Hillary Clinton Event

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George Clooney writes that Hillary Clinton is a “voice of tolerance and experience” in a letter her campaign is sending out to supporters, inviting them to enter a contest to win invites to an April 16 fundraiser he and wife Amal are hosting at their Los Angeles home.

Clooney doesn’t mention Donald Trump by name in the letter, but refers to the GOP frontrunner’s slogan and rhetoric.

“If you listen to the loudest voices out there today, you’d think we’re a country that hates Mexicans, hates Muslims, and thinks that committing war crimes is the best way to make America great again,” Clooney writes.

“The truth is that the only thing that would prevent America from being great would be to empower these voices.”

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The Clooneys also are hosting a reception for Hillary Clinton a day earlier in San Francisco.

In the letter, Clooney writes: “In all of this clutter, there’s been one consistent voice. A voice of tolerance and experience, from a candidate who’s spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the less fortunate. A candidate who knows firsthand the complexity of our international relationships.

“That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”

A donation is not required to enter the contest, but the campaign is asking for $10 donations in the letter.

“As this primary process continues, Hillary could soon have an insurmountable delegate lead and with that, the Democratic nomination,” Clooney writes. “That would then make her the only grown-up in the room. And if ever there was a time for a grown-up, that time is now.”

Clooney also adds of the event at his home, “The good news is, I’m not cooking.”

Tickets to the Los Angeles event are priced at $33,400 per person, with money going to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint committee of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Co-hosts of the event include Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, and Haim and Cheryl Saban.

Clinton is returning to Los Angeles on Thursday for a series of fundraisers and an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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  1. Cool says:

    BOYCOTT Clooney.

  2. american x says:

    I NEVER THOUGHT YOU WERE A GOOD ACTOR. AND IF IT WASN’T FOR YOUR AUNT AND UNCLE AND ROSEANNE. YOU WOULDN;T BE S@#T. I’VE NEVER PAID TO SEE ANY OF YOUR MOVIES. IT’S ACTORS LIKE YOU THAT HAVE BROUGHT DOWN THE STANDARDS OF MOVIES IN AMERICA. I LAUGHED SO HARD WHEN YOU DID OCEANS ELEVEN. YOU AREN;T QUALIFIED TO SHINE SINATRA’S SHOES. KEEP TALKING CRAP. I KNOW THAT THIS COMMENT WON’T GET FAR. TRUMP WILL WIN, AND YOU’LL HAVE TO CRAWL UNDER THE ROCK FROM WHICH YOU CAME.

  3. eric says:

    i promise il never watch another one of you movies

  4. czmonki says:

    George has quickly moved to endorse Hillary, when he realized that his colonizing efforts of South Sudan with his Nescafe partners, all on the humanitarian pretext, would be probably morally and materially questioned if Bernie would come to candidacy. George and Hillary are the worst kind of hypocrites the world doesn’t need nor want right now.

  5. Edie says:

    Love Trumps Hate. My nephew who is in the military has started a petition to put an end to Trump. Please take the time to read, and consider signing. Thank you very much.

  6. mellea66 says:

    Thank God a level-headed public figure who is seeing the writing on the wall & hasn’t been swept under the riptide of the Sanders/Trump propaganda fed-up ‘America has gone down the dumper ‘tide. I’ve been a Hillary Clinton supporter since her WH yrs. She is the most qualified candidate in this entire election. Given the political &international landscape we are dealing with, she is the only individual I feel comfortable with electing. HRC is THE Candidate and absolutely needs to have the progressive backing-pulled together -before it is too late to win against the divided Republicans. Sanders needs to give up the idea of a contested convention -or our party will be in pieces as well. Pride on his part will bring our party to its knees as well. Together we win-divided -well you know the rest.

  7. ebolainfo says:

    Facts, how about this Mark:

    1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
    3 – Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller commited suicide.
    5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotelroom in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
    7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
    10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
    11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
    16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
    17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating MenaAirport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
    18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at MenaAirport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his WashingtonDC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
    19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
    20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
    21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
    22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
    23 – Barry Seal – Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.
    24 – Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
    25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
    26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.
    27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

    THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:
    28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
    29 – Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
    30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
    31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
    32 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.
    33 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
    34 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

    THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD
    35 – Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
    36 – Captain Scott J . Reynolds
    37 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
    38 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
    39 – Major General William Robertson
    40 – Col. William Densberger
    41 – Col. Robert Kelly
    42 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
    43 – Steve Willis
    44 – Robert Williams
    45 – Conway LeBleu
    46 – Todd McKeehan

    • Thinking is Hard says:

      There are plenty of real reasons to dislike Clinton. But if you actually believe this list, which has been circulating around the internet for nearly 20 years (and debunked for just as long), well I suppose there’s no use appealing to reason or common sense with you.

      • Georgia says:

        I remember a lot of these things at the time they happened. Ron Brown was always a suspicious case. My professor at Columbia lost his daughter in that crash. The Clintons are vicious.

      • ebolainfo says:

        The reader will note, the list aside, Mark and andrewpadon have NOT answered my very simple questions?

        Do either Mark or Andrewpadon want to assert that Hilary is honest? Do they wish to assert that Hilary is NOT party to the criminal destruction of Libya and Syria leading to European migrant crisis.

        Will either of these “honorable” and “truthful” persons assert that the bloodlust concerning her “he died” statement was taken out of context?
        That Bush I, Clinton I, Bush II and Obama are nothing but criminal oligarchal puppets in laughable.

      • andrewpadon says:

        Did you even read the first sentence of my previous reply?

        You are free to google “Clinton bodycount debunked” yourself. You are also free to continue believing in whatever nonsense you like, which I’m guessing will be the choice.

      • ebolainfo says:

        20 years…1996 – 2016? Wow, that long? Appealing to reason?
        OK post the links that debunk the list. Lets us all dig deeply into the facts for ourselves.
        The reason I will give the list credence is due to ONE name: Vince Foster.

        Let me ask some simple questions:
        What do you call someone that falsely claims they were shot at? A liar?
        What do you call someone that subverts basic security in her role as foreign secretary and claims her predecessor did the same?
        Treasonous? Inept? Liar?
        What do you call someone that gloats over the destruction of a country and its leader? Warmonger? Blood thirsty?

        I have seen and read enough to find the woman morally repugnant. Her presence even as a nominee condemns the Democrats.

  8. GKN says:

    Hilllary? Damn it, George, I thought you were a liberal! You must not be keeping up with her voting record in Congress, pro- war in Iraq, pro Patriot Act, against gay marriage for years, very very beholden to Wall St, and Monsanto. See Jamie Bryan below for more. Google Elizabeth Warren on Bill Moyers and a hundred other bits I think you missed.

  9. ebolainfo says:

    So Clooney supports a lying murderous and treasonous Hilary Clinton. This public endorsement of that criminal has destroyed the little credence he had. To think marrying his Palestinian wife would have made him aware of the debacle of Syria, Turkey and Libya.
    Clooney ask Hilary about: “we came, we saw, he died!”. Warmonger!

  10. Jack Kennedy says:

    as george looney ignore hillary’s Benhazi victims ……looney supports the “Troops”……
    .
    good obamcancer that looney is…………………..

  11. Lynne Sands says:

    The one thing critics of Hillary Clinton consistently fail to do is provide a better alternative. It’s not enough to say no and be against things. What are the Hillary-haters for?

  12. jackdeth72 says:

    Memo to George:

    Your “voice of tolerance and experience” created the phrase “Arkancide” among local, state police and reporters while The First Lady of Arkansas,

  13. Rafael says:

    Clooney is a typical liberal Hollywood idiot. Hillary is the most vile, dishonest person on the planet.

  14. Informed_voter says:

    She is a traitor and murderer. Doesn’t Clooney realize that or is he just so damn liberal, he will never believe the truth! I will never buy or see any Gooney movie again.

  15. democratforchange says:

    Billionaires unite for the status quo candidate! Clooney is off my list of fav movie stars. #byeclooney

  16. Shoes4Industry says:

    The Clintons are a family of grifters! Hollywood is insane to fall for their scam time and time again. You’re being used George, you should be smarter than that. Seriously, you might as well be shilling for Trump. #STOPTheClintonCrimeSpree

  17. Ron Southart says:

    Perhaps Clooney would like to tell us where all the money is that he shilled for United Way after the Twin Towers came down. The families received some, but millions disappeared.

  18. Mike Hartill says:

    Clooney looks just like William F Buckley Jr in the photo….. Perhaps there is a movie role for him?

  19. Jamie Bryan says:

    Clooney, you starred in “Michael Clayton”. Maybe no one explained it to you, but the film is about how Monsanto is a ruthless corporate behemoth poisoning consumers and using the most corrupt tactics to get away with it.

    Well, Monsanto is one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors. She politically rewards them with cover in Washington.

    You directed and co-wrote “Good Night, and Good Luck”, which highlights the importance of dissident voices against the sort of false, fear-driven patriotism that promotes an endless, mindless state of war.

    Well, maybe no one has explained it to you, but Hillary Clinton is an unrepentant neocon who pushed for the deadly destabilization of Libya and Syria during her time in the Obama administration, and only apologized for supporting the horrendous invasion and occupation of Iraq when it became politically mandatory to do so.

    If you save your courage for the movies and in real-life just fall in line with the antithesis, you’re not doing anyone any good.

    If you wanted to show courage and stand up for what’s right in real-life, you would be supporting Bernie Sanders.

  20. egor von johnson says:

    Another bollywood accident. Amazing how box office stars think they are regarded as bona fides on about everything where they have a 3rd grade level of education and can remember short sentences;

  21. JD says:

    So let’s forget that Hilary is a compulsive liar and vote for her. Pfft!

  22. Rocky says:

    George Clooney is out of his mind. This country needs change, and it isn’t Hillary!

  23. jen says:

    GOP frontrunner?! You are on drugs. GOP is attacking Trump – he’s not one of them. Go see the movie “Hillary’s America”. Got Benghazi? Got treasoness cryptic email server? The bitch should be in prison. Obama would throw each of us in prison for far less. No more Hollywood extreme left wing imbeciles. No more Bush’s, NO MORE sleazy, lying Clintons.

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