George Clooney was “frustrated” that Hillary Clinton didn’t up her game during her election campaign.
The Gravity actor, who was an avid supporter of the the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States during the 2016 election, reflected on the reasons he believes she lost out to Donald Trump during an interview with The Daily Beast.
“Being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you’re the right person to be president,” the 56-year-old actor mused. “She was more qualified than even her husband (Bill Clinton) was when he was elected president, but she’s not as good at communicating things,” he added.
George, who recently became a first-time father to twins, also felt her speeches didn’t “soar” and now finds himself frustrated that she never “elevated her game.”
“I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, ‘She’s not good at this,’” he confessed. “And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn’t have been so polarizing.”
The Ides of March actor also found himself angered that Hillary didn’t “articulate things that she wanted to do” but added these factors didn’t make her the wrong person to be president.
“Unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around,” he sighed.
“Don’t you think the next Democrat who runs should just run with a blue hat that says, ‘Make America Great Again?'” he jokingly added referring to Trump’s slogan.
George and wife Amal caused controversy during the election campaign when they hosted a fundraiser for Clinton and sold tickets for between $33,400 and $353,400.
He later agreed on NBC’s Meet the Press that the tickets sold for an “obscene amount of money.”