While in France, receiving a César d’Honneur (apparently a French Oscar “equivalent”), actor George Clooney gave what Yahoo! describes as an “Anti-Trump speech.” On foreign soil, no less. Such patriotism!
Clooney said to the French audience,
As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best. As citizens of the world we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win.
To be fair to Clooney, he didn’t mention our President (at least in the quote from Yahoo!), although his co-star, French actor Jean Dujardin, did single out President Trump by name.
It’s entirely possible that Clooney intended his own comments to be a plug for whoever is running against Marine Le Pen for the French presidency. Le Pen, like President Trump, is also falsely and frequently accused of “hate” by leftists (communists, socialists, progressives, take your pick. Basically anyone who disagrees with Trump’s or Le Pen’s political views.)
If Clooney was, however, referring to our recent election, I’d like to assure him that We the People did not “let hate win.” That’s why
Hillary Clinton is NOT our president.
In the USA, hate lost. Thanks be to God.
President Trump is making America great again, safe again, and work again. That’s not “hate,” it’s love. Love of country, the United States of America. Love for its people. Patriotism. It’s not a dirty word.
Donald Trump is our president, Mr. Clooney. Get over it. He’s your president, too, whether you consider yourself to be a citizen of the world or not.
p.s. Oscars tonight. Are you going to boycott?