George Clooney Snaps Back At Trump Over His Tweet About ‘Overrated’ Meryl Streep

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

George Clooney snapped back at Donald Trump Monday after he called Meryl Streep “overrated” following her Golden Globes speech where she attacked the president-elect.

The 55-year-old actor, who was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, joked with People magazine about how “overrated” Streep was. He then said Trump had better things to do like “running the country” rather than reacting to actors’ speeches via Twitter during a reception by his foundation for his upcoming Netflix documentary called “White Helmets.” (RELATED: Kellyanne Conway Snaps Back At Streep: ‘She Lost’) 

Actress Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

(photo: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS)

“I’ve always said that about Meryl,”  Clooney responded. “She’s maybe the most overrated actress of all-time. She and I worked together on Fantastic Mr. Fox as husband and wife and I will tell you even as a fox, a female fox, she’s overrated.” (RELATED: Hollywood Applauds Meryl Streep’s Slam On Trump During Golden Globes)

“Aren’t you supposed to be running the country?” he asked Trump.

“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 at the event, according to another report. 

“When we needed a first president, we had George Washington,” he added. “We had Jefferson, Adams.”

“When we had the Civil War, we had Lincoln,” he continued as he named off other presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy, etc. He then reportedly suggested the country “got a little unlucky” with the George W. Bush presidency after 9/11. Adding that we would be unlucky under Trump.

“I think we’re going to be a little unlucky now,” Clooney said. “I can only hope for the best.”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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