George Clooney to Donald Trump: 'F**k you'

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George Clooney has never been one to mince his words, so when Donald Trump's thoughts on the 'Hollywood elite' were raised in a recent interview, the actor and director certainly made his opinions clear.

In an interview promoting his latest movie Suburbicon, the award winning actor sat down with The Daily Beast and the topic of conversation quickly segued to the sate of American politics at present.

Speaking to Mr. Clooney, Marlow Stern remarked that President Donald Trump had something of an affinity for "stoking this culture war between 'coastal elites' and Middle America," pointing out the irony that Trump himself is a 'coastal elite' through and through.

Clooney replied by detailing his own past as an alleged 'coastal elite,' remarking:

I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies’ shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so I’d have a tie to go on job interviews. I grew up understanding what it was like to not have health insurance for eight years.

The star added:

So this idea that I’m somehow the 'Hollywood elite' and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable.

That wasn't all though, Mr. Clooney went on to explain that people who make it to Hollywood are predominantly from the Midwest, who have moved there to make a name for themselves and to start a career in the industry:

So this idea of 'coastal elites' living in a bubble is ridiculous. Who lives in a bigger bubble?

He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. He doesn’t run a corporation of hundreds of thousands of people he employs and takes care of. He ran a company of twelve people!

When you direct a film you have seven different unions all wanting different things, you have to find consensus with all of them, and you have to get them moving in the same direction. He’s never had to do any of that kind of stuff.

I just look at it and I laugh when I see him say 'Hollywood elite.' Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you! 

Suburbicon is out in US cinemas on 3 November and UK cinemas on 24 November.

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