On Meeting With Bernie Sanders Protesters Outside Friday’s Clinton Fundraiser In San Francisco:
“Their T-shirts said, ‘You sucked as Batman.’ And I was like, ‘Well, you kind of got me on that one.'”
On Sanders the Candidate:
“I really like Bernie. I think what he’s saying in this election is important, if you’re a Democrat, to have these conversations. I hope he stays in for the entire election. And if he were to win the nomination I will do whatever I can including, if asked, a fundraiser like this, again to try to give him or Hillary – I hope she wins – a Senate. Because we see what happens when a president tries to get their Supreme Court justice confirmed without the Senate.”
George Clooney: Political Fundraisers 'Ridiculous,' Dollar Amounts 'Obscene'
On Fundraising To End Fundraising:
“I think what’s important and what I think the Clinton campaign has not been very good at explaining is this, and this is the truth: the overwhelming amount of money that we’re raising (and it is a lot) but the overwhelming amount of the money that we’re raising is not going to Hillary to run for President, it’s going to the [Democratic] ticket. It’s going to the congressmen and senators to try to take back Congress. And the reason that’s important.. to me is because we need — I’m a Democrat so if you’re a Republican, you’re going to disagree — but we need to take the senate back. Because we need to confirm the Supreme Court justice because that fifth vote on the Supreme Court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out so I never have to do a fundraiser again. And that’s why I’m doing it.’
On Meeting Donald Trump:
“I’ve met him once. I was sitting down at a table and he was nice. And we talked a couple of times, I think. And then he went on Larry King and told everybody I was very short.”
On GOP Contenders:
“Trump and [Ted] Cruz are making this a campaign of fear. We have to be afraid of everything. We have to be afraid of refugees. We have to be afraid of Muslims. We have to be afraid of minorities. And the question is, and this is an important one, ‘Are we really going to be scared of the very things that have made our country great?’…Fear has always worked one way or another. An election of fear has always been one of the great tools of any election. But the reality is we are not the descendants of fearful people. So no, we’re not going to ban Muslims from this country. That’s never going to happen. And we’re not going to go back to torture and we’re not going to kill the families of terrorists or suspected terrorists because that is not who we are. And if we did, our grandparents and their parents would be ashamed of us.”
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