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Chuck’s Chat – Actor George Clooney Has Me Gagging With Delight

Story by Chuck Tackett

Actor George Clooney Has Me Gagging With Delight

The following is George Clooney’s response to Trump accusing him of being a “Hollywood Elitist.”

“Here’s the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies’ shoes. I worked at an-all night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottoms of the parts off to make ties so I’d have a tie to go on job interviews. I grew up understanding what it was like to not have health insurance for 8 years. So this idea that I’m somehow the “Hollywood Elite ‘ and this guy who takes a shit in a gold toilet is somehow the man of the people is laughable. People in

People in Hollywood, for the most part, are people from the Midwest who moved to Hollywood to have a career. So this idea of “coastal elites” living in a bubble is ridiculous. Who lives in a bubble? He lives in a gold tower and has 12 people in his company. He doesn’t run a company of hundreds of thousands he employs and takes care of. He ran a company of 12 people.

When you direct a film, you have 7 different unions all wanting different things, you have to find consensus with all of them, and you have to get them moving in the same direction. He’s never had to do any of that kind of stuff.

I just look at it and laugh when I see him say “Hollywood Elite.” Hollywood Elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard. “FUCK YOU !”

George Clooney, you are giving me life! (laughing)

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