George Clooney didn’t vote for Donald Trump and doesn’t think he’s the right choice to run the United States. But he hopes Trump succeeds in office.
“We have to hope that he can do a decent job, because when the president of the United States fails, really terrible things happen,” Clooney said Monday at London reception for Syria rescue-workers documentary “The White Helmets.”
Clooney, who supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the presidential contest, said the United States has generally been lucky in its presidents.
“When we needed a first president, we had George Washington,” he said. “We had Jefferson, Adams.
“When we had the Civil War, we had Lincoln,” he added, rattling off other office-holders — Roosevelt, Kennedy — before suggesting that the U.S. “got a little unlucky” with the George W. Bush presidency in the years after 9/11.
“I think we’re going to be a little unlucky now,” Clooney said. “I can only hope for the best.”