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George Clooney Blasts Donald Trump As A 'Xenophobic Fascist'

03/03/2016 16:28 GMT | Updated 03/03/2016 16:59 GMT

George Clooney has slammed US Republican candidate Donald Trump, branding him “xenophobic” and “a fascist”.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the actor and long-time Democratic supporter reveals that he’s backing Hillary Clinton for the upcoming presidential election, but has nothing good to say about Trump, the man who is likely to become the Republican candidate.

After describing Trump as “just an opportunist”, he goes on, adding that “he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.”

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George Clooney

Fortunately, he doesn’t fancy Trump’s chances of actually making it to the White House, despite his success on Super Tuesday earlier this week.

George states: “You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.

“Let’s put things into perspective. You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme. So you hear a massively stupid idea, like we’re going to ban Muslims from the country. Now, we’re not ever going to do that. It says in the Statue of Liberty, bring us your huddled masses. It’s not what’s going to happen.”

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Donald Trump

The ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ actor is far from the first actor to speak out against Trump, with Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart and Cher all revealing they intend to leave the US if he were to be elected president.

Similarly, Samuel L Jackson has admitted he’d move to South Africa “if that motherf***er becomes president”, while Adele recently hit out at him when he used her music at one of his Republican rallies.

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