George Clooney: Political Fundraisers “Ridiculous,” Dollar Amounts “Obscene”

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“An obscene amount of money,” is how George Clooney described the estimated $15 million raised this weekend at two Hillary Clinton fundraisers Clooney co-hosted this weekend.

“The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it, is absolutely right,” Clooney told NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd in an interview taped today and airing tomorrow morning on the Sunday Beltway show. “It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely.”

Clooney and wife Amal co-hosted first dinner in San Francisco Friday, with the second planned for tonight in the couple’s L.A. home. The sold-out events pulled in an estimated $15 million combined – on par with the record-breaking event that the Oscar winner hosted for President Barack Obama back in 2012 achieved.

“Yes. I think it’s an obscene amount of money,” Clooney told Todd. “I think that, you know, we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they’re right to protest. They’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money”:


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