The actor shared his opinion on the chaos which erupted in the capital on Wednesday as thousands of Trump supporters took to the streets and some stormed the Capitol building, forcing politicians to evacuate and resulting in five deaths.
Clooney claimed the President’s name and that of his family, including his son Donald Trump Jr. and daughter Ivanka, will ‘forever be associated with insurrection’ during an upcoming episode of the KCRW’s The Business podcast.
Actor George Clooney (pictured) spoke on an upcoming episode of The Business podcast, claiming the riots witnessed in Washington on Wednesday have put Donald Trump and his family ‘in the dustbin of history’
Thousands of Trump supporters took to the streets of Washington DC on Wednesday and some stormed the Capitol building, resulting in five deaths
According to The Hollywood Reporter, he told host Kim Masters that it is ‘devastating to watch the people’s house being desecrated in that way’.
During the podcast he noted former White House Chief of Staff General Kelly’s admission that he would vote for the 25th Amendment if he were in the cabinet as a ‘big difference’.
While Clooney, whose wife Amal is a human rights lawyer, acknowledged none of the events which took place were ‘worth it’ he claimed it was a step in the right direction.
He is of a number of celebrities who have spoken out against the actions of Trump supporters earlier this week.
Clooney said while the sights seen in the capital this week were not ‘worth it’ he claimed it was a step in the right direction. Pictured: Protesters clash with police in DC
The actor claimed the President’s family name, including his son Donald Trump Jr. and daughter Ivanka, will ‘forever be associated with insurrection’
Leading the messages on social media was Captain America actor Chris Evans, who penned: ‘I’m speechless. Just think of the carnage had they not been white. So many people enabled this.’
Along with Chris, many others questioned the effectiveness of authorities on hand, stating that the response would have been significantly different if the rioters were black. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay shared a clip from the day’s events, writing: ‘The language of white supremacy is a language of cowardice disguised as dominance.’
A number of celebrities urged politicians to invoke the 25th amendment – which legislates for the Vice President to take control if the Commander-in-Chief is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office’ – and end the former Apprentice star’s term two weeks earlier than planned.
Actor Armie Hammer wrote: ‘Reported shots fired inside the house chambers. This is why we can’t have nice things, you f***ing mouth breathers who stormed the capital … It’s a good thing this wasn’t a BLM rally or else these a******s would have actual riot police to deal with.’
‘I’m speechless,’ said Captain America actor Chris Evans. ‘Just think of the carnage had they not been white. So many people enabled this’
Other celebs called for the impeachment and removal of Trump, whose Twitter account was suspended in an unprecedented move, amid a series of tweets.
Sarah Jessica Parker tweeted: ‘Unimaginable. Disgraceful. Shocking. But no surprise. So many to hold responsible. You know who you are. You dismissed the violent, divisive, cruel rhetoric. You made excuses. Cowards He/you are not leaders. We will try to re-build. You will try to live with yourselves.’
Chloë Grace Moretz blasted Senator Ted Cruz, tweeting: ‘Look what you incentivized.’
Chloë Grace Moretz (left) blasted Sen ted Cruz tweeting: ‘Look what you incentivized.’
Respect: Another star weighing in was Stevie Wonder, who called for ‘narcissistic and dangerous’ Trump to be removed from office following the horrific riots in Washington DC
Actor Jeffrey Wright penned: ‘Hold on. You mean the ‘grab ’em by the p****,’ d*** joke at a Presidential debate, ‘I could stand in the middle of 5th Ave & shoot somebody,’ ‘Russia, if you’re listening,’ ‘I would like you to do us a favor tho,’ ‘Fellas, I need 11,000 votes.’ guy was actually a criminal bum?!!’
A whole host of celebrities turned to social media to share their frustrations, including actor Josh Gad, The Late Late Show presenter James Corden, singer Stevie Wonder, actress Bette Midler and many more.
The Business podcast will be aired on January 15.