- Title: Celebrities give their views on the U.S. Presidential race
- Date: 7th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 11, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** . VARIOUS CLOONEY AND HIS WIFE AMAL CLOONEY POSING FOR PICTURES ON THE RED CARPET AT PREMIERE OF 'HAIL, CAESAR' IN BERLIN BERLIN, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 12, 2016) (REUTERS) SOUNDBITE (English) ACTOR GEORGE CLOONEY, ASKED FOR HIS TAKE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN AMERICA, SAYING: ''I mean there is some sort of extreme voices out there, I always have to caution people when they watch American politics - we go a little crazy during the political season and it's a very long season and the xenophobic, fascist sort of no Muslims are going to be coming into the United States - that's never going to happen, you know that's not going to happen in the United States - that's not who we are, that's not who we have ever been, that's not how our country was formed - so you are going to hear some of these louder voices that are extreme and much smaller percentage of the country that always come up during these moments but they don't ever survive and we get past this, so I always try to tell people that, you know - I think it was Winston Churchill said 'you can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they have exhausted every other possibility' so you know it's all going to be fine it's just going to take us a minute.'' CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 11, 2016) (REUTERS) ACTOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ARRIVING FOR 'TROLLS' PHOTOCALL CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 12, 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) SINGER AND ACTOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, ASKED ABOUT THE U.S. ELECTIONS, SAYING: "I'm not gonna, I don't think I am gonna use my sort of influence to tell people what to do but I am gonna vote you know.''
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- Keywords: US. president celebrities entertainment election
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY / CANNES, FRANCE / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY / CANNES, FRANCE / LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Music
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- Story Text: Celebrities from across the worlds of TV, film mad music have been giving their opinions of the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Speaking in general about American politics in February, actor George Clooney was critical of some of Trump's pronouncements about Muslims, but he expressed the belief Americans would 'do the right thing' at the polls.
"I think it was Winston Churchill said 'you can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they have exhausted every other possibility' so you know it's all going to be fine it's just going to take us a minute.''
Pop star Justin Timberlake refused to say who he was supporting, while promoting 'Trolls' in Cannes, but said he would be heading to the ballot box.
"I'm not gonna, I don't think I am gonna use my sort of influence to tell people what to do but I am gonna vote you know,' he told Reuters.
Rapper Pitbull was critical of Trump and suggested he was speaking ' from an ignorant standpoint', adding 'when you are up there and you are speaking from ignorant stand point... I'm not opposed to you - you are doing it to yourself. You see what I mean? People see this."
Singer and actress Cher was perhaps most outspoken in her condemnation of Donald Trump, saying that 'America means nothing to him', adding: "Oh he's brought down the process to a level that no one could have ever imagined. He has said things that are so base and so vile and so without respect for humanity."
Veteran British film director Ken Loach said the U.S. presidential race had been 'a shameful advert for the democracy of that country'.
American actor Matt Damon was critical of Trump's policies, saying: "My wife just got her citizenship a few years ago. You know it's very personal for us to hear that kind of rhetoric in a country that's built by immigrants, you know what I mean. It's crazy talk - and talking about putting up a wall like to keep my family out. So it's definitely - it's incredible to me that a major party is actually saying that thing, that type of thing with a straight face."
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