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Clooney Calls for Biden to Step Down, Trump Reacts

George Clooney, once a staunch Biden supporter, is now backtracking. Trump is pouncing on this betrayal on social media.

Donald Trump had a field day with Hollywood‘s George Clooney after the actor made a late-breaking call for Biden to step down from the 2024 election race. Trump’s fiery retort on Truth Social didn’t hold back, telling Clooney to ditch politics and stick to television, labeling both him and Biden as turncoats after Clooney, only weeks after hosting a $30 million fundraiser, penned a damning op-ed in the New York Times.

Trump’s disdain for the actor’s political foray was palpable as he lambasted Clooney for using Democrat talking points while being utterly clueless about the real issues. According to Trump, Biden’s presidency has been nothing short of disastrous, citing weaponized law enforcement, skyrocketing inflation, the humiliating exit from Afghanistan, and a porous border policy as evidence of Biden’s incompetence.

Clooney’s sudden change of heart came after witnessing a diminished Biden at a fundraiser, a stark contrast to the vibrant figure once known as “big F-ing deal” Biden. The actor’s op-ed voiced a brutal truth: time is an opponent Biden cannot beat. He recounted a jarring difference in Biden’s demeanor at the fundraiser compared to his past vigorous self, suggesting that the Joe Biden of today is far from the leader he once was.

Moreover, Clooney criticized Democratic leadership for being in denial about Biden’s glaring incapacity, as witnessed during the disastrous CNN debate. He starkly noted that private conversations with senators, Congress members, and governors revealed a consensus that Biden’s continued candidacy would spell defeat in November—a sentiment starkly at odds with their public support.

In this unfolding drama, Trump’s critique and Clooney’s public defection reflect a broader existential crisis within the Democratic Party. As influential voices like Clooney begin to publicly voice their doubts, it underscores a desperate need for the party to reconcile its public facade with its private apprehensions. The spectacle of a celebrated Hollywood figure turning against a sitting Democratic president is not just a media frenzy but a telling sign of a party at a crossroads, struggling to uphold a facade of unity amidst growing internal disillusionment.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.