Clooney turns on Clinton: Actor says he never saw Hillary 'elevate her game' during election campaign and claims he had lots of liberal friends who thought 'she's not good at this'
- George Clooney said he believes Hillary Clinton wasn't the right fit for President
- Clooney, 56, spoke in a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast where he admitted Clinton was 'qualified for the job,' but wasn't a 'skilled communicator'
- He said: 'Being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you're the right person to be president'
- The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian, who supported Clinton, was disappointed she failed to elevate 'her game' like Trump
George Clooney speaks during the 'Suburbicon' press conference at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017
The A-list actor and new father, 56, spoke during a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast revealing that while he believes the Democratic nominee was 'qualified for the job,' she wasn't a skilled communicator like some of her counterparts.
'Being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you're the right person to be president,' Clooney said in the interview.
'Here's what I mean... She was more qualified than even her husband was when he was elected president, but she's not as good at communicating things. That's simply true.
'When she got up and gave a speech, it didn't soar. Now, that doesn't mean that she wouldn't have done a great job as president, and I supported her because by the time we did the fundraiser the primary was over at that point and it was time to get on with picking someone to move forward, and she was the right person to side with.'
George Clooney (right) is pictured in a recent photo with Hillary Clinton on Instagram. He spoke in a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast where he admitted Clinton was 'qualified' to be president, but wasn't a 'skilled communicator'
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump square off at UNLV in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, 2016, for their final Presidential debate
Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on at the third U.S. presidential debate October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Donald Trump speaks at a rally on November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian had several liberal acquaintances who also believed Clinton faced a 'harder uphill battle' against Trump.
'It was frustrating because I never saw her elevate her game. I saw it. And I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, 'She's not good at this.' And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn't have been so polarizing.
'I think that she wasn't particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around, obviously, when Trump only said he was going to 'Make America Great Again,' said Clooney.
'Don't you think the next Democrat who runs should just run with a blue hat that says, 'Make America Great Again?'' he jokingly added.
Simple man: George Clooney, the 56-year-old Academy Award-winning actor, was spotted carrying a backpack as he left a business meeting earlier this week in Los Angeles
New dad: Clooney spared a few moments out of his new routine to take care of business at a home in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning
During the discussion with the Daily Beast, the actor touched on other topics like his directing work for the 2017 crime comedy film, 'Suburbicon' and issues surrounding his home state of Kentucky following the Charlottesville riots last month.
Also this week, a worse for wear Clooney admitted to the Daily Mail he cries 'four times a day' after welcoming twins with wife Amal back in June.
The 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' actor shared the comments while he was spotted leaving a business meeting in Los Angeles.
'They don't cry,' Clooney said proudly. 'I cry more than they do. I cry four times a day right now, because I'm so tired.'
He then joked: 'Hey, remember back when you were single, before you didn't have to worry about keeping people alive? Wasn't that great?'
George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy
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