Wednesday 28 September 2016

George Clooney acknowledges 'obscene amount of money' raised at two Hillary Clinton fundraisers

Published 17/04/2016 | 19:04

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Southwest College in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 16. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Southwest College in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 16. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics - so he does not have to raise it.

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The actor hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Donations at an event in San Francisco reached US$353,000 per couple, which Clooney acknowledged is an "obscene amount of money".

In an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Clooney noted that the event drew pro-Bernie Sanders demonstrators. The actor said that when he went to talk with them, they called him a corporate shill.

Clooney called that "one of the funnier things you could say about me".

Some of them wore T-shirts saying he was a terrible Batman in the 1997 movie Batman And Robin. On that, Clooney said, they have a point.

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