Hollywood actor and director George Clooney explained the low approval ratings for President Joe Biden by comparing him to a “battered child” in a new interview.
The 60-year-old Clooney made the comments in an interview with Andrew Marr of the BBC.
“You’re a friend of President Biden, you’ve known him for a long time. And looking at his poll numbers, which are really quite bad at the moment, things have gone wrong,” Marr said. “What would you say about what’s happened to the White House since he’s taken over, and what’s happened to America since he’s taken over?”
“Well, I mean it’s good, you know, you can’t, it’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be OK his first day in school. There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it’s going to take time,” Clooney replied.
“Poll numbers come up and go down, I would expect them to go back up again,” he concluded.
Biden’s poll numbers have continued to tumble since he entered office after a series of damaging incidents that have many questioning his ability to lead the country. Last week, the latest Quinnipiac poll found that only 38% of Americans gave Biden a positive approval rating, the lowest he has garnered since he entered the White House.
Clooney went on to deride the support among Americans for former President Donald Trump in the interview.
“It’s so funny, because he was just this knucklehead,” Clooney said of Trump.
“I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was,” he added.
“And the idea that there’s this whole group of people that think he’s the champion, of which he certainly can’t stand in real life,” Clooney concluded, “but he’s gonna play this out for a while.”
He also said he had no interest in making a foray into politics, explaining that he would rather have “a nice life,” instead.
Here’s Clooney comparing Biden to being a battered child:
George Clooney rules out going into politics and attacks ‘knucklehead’ Donald Trump