George Clooney’s wife Amal Clooney slammed President Trump’s handling of Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
According to Fox News:
Amal Clooney took aim at President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his treatment of the press.
At the United Nations Correspondents Association Dinner Awards, Clooney, 40, said in a speech (via the London Evening Standard) that autocratic regimes’ “chilling effect is real, and it has already been felt, not only in Myanmar but further afield. And sadly similar examples abound in autocratic regimes from North Korea to the Philippines, to Hungary, Turkey and Brazil.”
“The U.S. President has given such regimes a green light,” she said, “and labeled the press in this country ‘the enemy of the people.'”
‘The chilling effect is real.’
— Michelle Nichols (@michellenichols) December 6, 2018
She continued, “Of course, two months ago a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into a consulate in Istanbul and was brutally tortured to death. In many of the cases that I have worked on too, I have seen journalists and opposition figures ruthlessly targeted so that they can no longer criticize leaders.”
The human rights lawyer also slammed Trump earlier this year for his treatment of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser.