George Clooney, one of Hillary Clinton’s most ardent supporters during the 2016 presidential election, now believes the former first lady was not “the right person to be president.”
The A-list actor told the Daily Beast that Clinton did not have the communication skills necessary to hold the highest office in the land.
“Being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you’re the right person to be president,” he said.
“Here’s what I mean,” he explained. “She was more qualified than even her husband was when he was elected president, but she’s not as good at communicating things. That’s simply true.
“When she got up and gave a speech, it didn’t soar. Now, that doesn’t mean that she wouldn’t have done a great job as president, and I supported her because by the time we did the fundraiser the primary was over at that point and it was time to get on with picking someone to move forward, and she was the right person to side with.”
Clooney said that some of his liberal friends were frustrated with the fact that Clinton they “never saw her elevate her game” to meet the challenge from President Trump.
“I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, ‘She’s not good at this.’ And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn’t have been so polarizing. I think the fact that she’s a woman made it a much harder uphill battle. They’ve had the “Arkansas Project” where for twenty-five years the Clintons have been accused of murdering Vince Foster and accused of tons of stuff, so I thought it was a raw deal,” he said.
“I think that she wasn’t particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around, obviously, when Trump only said he was going to ‘Make America Great Again,'” he added.
“Don’t you think the next Democrat who runs should just run with a blue hat that says, ‘Make America Great Again?'” he asked.
This is the same George Clooney who claimed, to an international audience, that “there is not going to be a President Donald Trump.”
It’s astounding what an election, and the voice of the American people, can do.
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