George Clooney believes the Trumps will “forever be associated with insurrection” after a mob of the President’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The “Midnight Sky” actor said it was “devastating” to see what transpired last Wednesday during a recent interview with the KCRW podcast.
“This puts Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, all of them into the dustbin of history,” Clooney said on the podcast. “That name will now forever be associated with insurrection.”
Five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, have died following the riot in Washington, D.C., that saw hordes of people descend upon the Capitol Building as Congress met to count the electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election.
Clooney, 59, described the situation as “a tremendous overreach in a way that everybody kept waiting for what’s ... the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
“And it just seemed like that line just kept getting moved and moved and moved, and outrage just didn’t even matter anymore,” Clooney said. “Even to the point of calling the Secretary of State in Georgia and pressuring him, none of that seemed to matter. This mattered.”
The “Oceans 11 1/4 u2033 star’s comments regarding the riot were released by KCRW ahead of the rest of the actor’s interview. The full podcast comes out Friday.