George Clooney: America’s Great Original Sin is 'Racism'
Liberal actor spouts more far-left talking points
Anti-Trump actor George Clooney said that America has much to atone for because of its past history of "racism."
Clooney, who made the list of PEOPLE magazine’s “People of the Year” along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, made the comments to the magazine earlier this week.
“I grew up in a generation where all the people that mattered to us were being murdered, from Martin Luther King to Bobby and Jack Kennedy to Malcolm X and Medgar Evers, and all these things that counted were going on, with women’s rights, civil rights, the anti-Vietnam [war protests],” Clooney said.
“You had to be involved. My mother and father were involved, and we were [taught] it is your civic duty."
"I remember my father saying, ‘Don’t come back and look me in the eye unless you stand up to [bullies and racists].’"
"I’m glad to have been raised that way,” he added.
But the actor later backtracked, saying he does not believe the United States is a failed state.
“I’m always optimistic about this country. We fail a great deal, but I’ve been to so many countries that are really failed states, and they look to this country for leadership,” he said.
“We come up short a lot—race being our great original sin and clearly the one we’ve been the worst at—but we are in the constant process of trying to find a more perfect union…
"You can’t give up. I believe in the American spirit.”
The actor then took a veiled swipe at President Trump, saying he does not want his children to grow up in a time where children were being put in cages, completely ignoring the fact it was former President Obama who built those immigration center "cages" in the first place.
“I’m in the same situation as most fathers of 3-year-olds: I don’t want my children when they’re 15 years old to turn around and say, ‘There was a time when they were putting kids in cages?” he said.
"And what did you do about that?’ And if the answer is ‘nothing,’ then I would be ashamed."
Last month, Clooney faced a backlash from Hungarian politicians and conservative journalists after suggesting the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, spread “anger, and hate."
Various Hungarian politicians blasted the actor as an “imbecile” while suggesting he “could not find Hungary on a map, even with technological help.”
The Hungarian government’s official spokesmen, Tamas Menczer, said Clooney's comments were “foolish,” but “nobody should treat him like a global political oracle.”
A spokesman for the country’s Government Information Center, Örs Farkas, called Clooney a puppet for left-wing globalist billionaire George Soros.
"It is quite frustrating that there are actors, even non-political actors, who carry out such political intent for Soros," he said.