Actor George Clooney unloaded on President Donald Trump and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in an interview, calling the pair the real “Hollywood elitists.”
In a conversation with French news outlet Canal Plus, the 55-year-old Oscar-winner lashed out at those who criticize Hollywood celebrities for speaking out about politics.
“When Meryl [Streep] spoke, everyone on that one side said, ‘Well, that’s elitist Hollywood speaking,” Clooney said, according to the Hill. ” Trump, he added, “collects $120,000 a year from his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist.”
The Money Monster star was referring to Streep’s buzzed-about acceptance speech at the Golden Globes in January, in which the actress bashed the president for what she called his “disrespect” and his “violence.”
Clooney told Canal Plus that Streep had “every right to speak up.”