Donald Trump Slams George Clooney For New York Times Essay Urging Joe Biden To Exit Presidential Race

Donald Trump chastised George Clooney as a “fake movie” actor and said that he should “get out of politics,” following Clooney’s bombshell op-ed in the New York Times urging Joe Biden to exit the presidential race.

It may seem like a curious position for Trump to take, given Clooney’s questioning of Biden’s age, but the former president’s campaign is set up to run against the current president, not some other rival.

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Trump wrote on Truth Social, “So now fake movie actor George Clooney, who never came close to making a great movie, is getting into the act. He’s turned on Crooked Joe like the rats they both are. What does Clooney know about anything? He uses the Democrat ‘talking point’ that Biden, the WORST President in the history of the United States, has ‘saved our Democracy.’ No, Crooked Joe was the one who WEAPONIZED Law Enforcement against his political Opponent, who created the most devastating INFLATION in the history of our Country, who Embarrassed our Nation in Afghanistan, and whose crazy Open Border Policy has allowed millions of people to illegally pour into our Country, many from prisons and mental institutions. Crooked Joe Biden didn’t save our Democracy, he brought our Democracy to its knees. Clooney should get out of politics and go back to television. Movies never really worked for him!!!”

Trump also posted a mock video of Clooney in conversation with Biden.

Clooney’s op-ed helped reignite calls for Biden to step aside or reconsider his decision to stay in the race, as it seemed earlier in the week that the president’s campaign was making progress in tempering a revolt within the party. Clooney’s op-ed, though, raised questions of Biden’s fitness by pointing not just to the president’s debate performance but his appearance at a Hollywood-filled fundraiser on June 15. Biden traveled from Europe to the Los Angeles event, and appeared tired at times in his conversation with Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel.

Politico reported Thursday that Clooney reached out to Obama to give him a heads up about the op-ed, but the former president did not advise him or object to it.

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