CANNES, France — Donald Trump is not going to be elected to the White House in November, actor George Clooney is very confident.
“There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump,” Clooney said at a Cannes Film Festival media conference Thursday for his film Money Monster.
The comment brought applause from the international journalists assembled.
“That’s not going to happen,” said Clooney. “Fear is not going to be something that drives our country. We’re not going to be scared of Muslims or immigrants or women. We’re not actually afraid of anything. We’re not going to use fear. So that’s not going to be an issue.”
Clooney, Julia Roberts and director Jodie Foster are in the South of France with their financial-themed thriller Money Monster, which opens Friday in the USA. The film will have its world premiere Thursday, the second night of the Cannes festival.
Clooney, who plays a brash TV personality in Money Monster, has his theories on Trump’s popularity.
“Trump is the result of the news programs not asking follow-up questions. It’s really easy because the cable news numbers go up,” said Clooney. “24-hour news doesn’t mean you get more news. It just means you get the same news more.”
Clooney said TV news today is a “great disaster in the way we inform ourselves.”