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The only time George Clooney met Donald Trump was predictably absurd

It involves neck surgery, Larry King and Trump being rude
George Clooney and Donald Trump
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In the months since Donald Trump rode the crest of a wave to presidential glory, a glut of celebrities have emerged to recall their previous interactions with the current Commander In Chief. Plenty of them have been far from complimentary. But none have been quite as bizarre as the first and, so far, only George Clooney Trump meeting.

Clooney recently recalled this occasion, and while they met face to face just the one time, the billionaire businessman still bizarrely felt the need to mention it on a subsequent appearance on “Larry King Live.”

“I was sitting down at a restaurant in New York [several years ago] and he came in and we talked for a while. I’d had neck surgery, and he said, ‘I’ll give you the name of a doctor,’ and he wrote me a couple of times with the name. Then he went on Larry King Live and told him I was very short. I’m 5-foot-11 – I’m not the tallest actor in the world, but I’m not short. That made me laugh.”

It’s quite clear from George Clooney’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn’t think much of Donald Trump. Clooney admits that he wanted his latest film “Suburbicon,” which was written as Trump ran and gained the necessary momentum to win The White House, “to be violent” and angry because of the current political climate. “We’re at a time when we need to address these issues, and unfortunately they’re issues that we have never completely exorcised.”

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Set in the late 1950s, “Suburbicon” revolves around a seemingly normal husband and father (Matt Damon) who becomes increasingly violent, as well as a white neighborhood turning against a black family that has just moved in. “Suburbicon” premiered at the Venice Film Festival last week, and will be released to American audiences on October 27. 

 
 
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