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George Clooney gets backlash for meeting with Merkel; ‘10,000 refugees a year not enough’ for US

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While being interviewed at the Berlin International Film Festival, actor George Clooney once again became President Obama’s mouthpiece and remarked that the United States should take in more Syrian refugees.

Clooney indicated that he and his wife, Amal Clooney, spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the refugee problem earlier that day.

The enthusiasm Merkel once had for accepting refugees from the war-torn areas of the Middle East has since dimmed as financial and social problems associated with the program continue to escalate.

“We just wanted to ask her what we can do, what our involvement should be, what Hollywood’s involvement should be, and what the United States should be doing as well,” he said.

“The United States needs to do more, as we know,” Clooney said. “10,000 refugees a year is not enough, that’s clear.”

That’s all fine and dandy for A-listers Clooney and spouse, who have residences in Italy, Mexico and England. If the situation becomes as much a sticky wicket here as it is in Germany, they have their choice of homesteads.

Absent that, he can always hire additional armed security as he bemoans the Second Amendment, private gun ownership and middle America’s love affair with weaponry.

Watch the clip.

All in all, social media wasn’t amused — not only with Clooney’s suggestion of admitting more refugees, but also with his belief that he has the background to discuss affairs of state with heads of state.


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