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George Clooney reveals he might have more in common with conservatives than he’d ever imagined

Photo courtesy Fox News Sunday.
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The biggest surprise to come out of a soon-to-air “Fox News Sunday” interview with George Clooney is the revelation that he agrees with specific conservatives on some political issues.

“I grew up as a Democrat in Kentucky in the 70’s, so, you know, I grew up in a place — I was a minority, you know, in that world. I didn’t move to Hollywood and become a Democrat. But it wasn’t as contentious and there wasn’t the idea that once, one party got power that nothing was going to happen from the other side, that they were going to just stop things cold,” he told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace.

“I worry about that. I think that’s dangerous. It’s a very funny thing, odd for me to be on the same side of an issue as Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer and George Will and people like that. And usually we’re not on the same side.”

There’s little doubt, the issue he agrees with them on is the fact that, Kristol, Krauthammer and Will are all “Never Trump” advocates. Nevertheless, he, like so many are tired of the division.

“I feel as if we need to get away from the divisiveness that we’re stuck in right now and the fear that we’re playing off of,” Clooney said. “You know, I think it was Murrow that said, ‘we cannot be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we look deep in our history and remember that we are not the descendants of fearful people.’ I think that’s an important part of us and I think that’s important to remember as we go forward.”

Interesting then that he supports a woman who dismissed a quarter of the electorate as a “basket of deplorables.”

The remainder of the interview is focused on corruption in the South Sudan and a project Clooney developed with his partner John Prendergast called Sentry.com.

The full interview can be watched on “Fox News Sunday” this Sunday, September 18th .

Carmine Sabia

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