George Clooney Attacks Trump During French Award Show [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

George Clooney attacked President Donald Trump during the César Award show in France Friday.

The 55-year-old actor was honored at the Paris event that was the French version of the Oscars. His translator and pal Dean Dujardin took digs at the president and said Trump has “caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies and comfort to our enemies,” according to Deadline. (RELATED: What George Clooney Just Said About A Donald Trump Presidency Will Have Voters Fuming)

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“Over the course of my career, I’ve had the great fortune of working with some incredible filmmakers who have protected me and inspired me and taught me what an honor it is to work in film,” Clooney told the crowd, but Dujardin’s translation turned it political. (RELATED: George Clooney On Trump: ‘We Have A Demagogue In The White House’)

“Donald Trump is a danger for the world, and I will do everything to oppose the fear and hate that has settled in,” Dujardin said.

When Clooney said, “Love trumps hate,” Dujardin changed it to “Trump loves hate,” and “Right always trumps wrong” was translated to “Trump is always wrong.”

“We stand here today as the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, but not all for the best. As citizens in the world we’re going to have to work very very hard not to let hate win,” Clooney said.

“I was thinking about Edward R. Murrow as we find ourselves nostalgic for when America was great and when the news wasn’t fake,” he added. “Maybe his words some 60 years ago can help put things in perspective.

Clooney then quoted Murrow about not confusing “dissent with disloyalty” and being unable to “defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”

“The actions of this president have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies, and whose fault is that,” Clooney continued. “Not really his. He didn’t create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it — and rather successfully. Cassius was right: The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars but in ourselves.”

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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