George Clooney is no fan of Donald Trump and to him, the presidential hopeful is simply 'idiotic' after his bizarre statements last June, labeling Mexican immigrants as 'rapists' and ' criminals'.
The actor made the comment during a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday, September12. The A-lister dubbed the billionaire businessman's comments 'idiotic'.
"Clearly, what he said is idiotic, of course it's idiotic," Clooney said. "Anybody who says as intolerant words as those should be laughed at, and that's pretty much [what] I think eventually history will do," he added.
Trump kicked off his campaign in June by saying that the U.S "has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Clooney, who is starring in an upcoming fictionalized account of the 2002 Bolivian presidential election titled 'Our Brand is Crisis,' also expressed surprise at Trump's success so far in the presidential race.
Referring to a recent poll, he said: "Who'd have thought Donald Trump would be at 30 per cent?"
According to a CNN/ORC poll released on Thursday, September 10, the real estate mogul currently has a support rating of 32 per cent, making him the first Republican candidate to surpass the 30 per cent mark.