Barack Obama encouraging George Clooney to run for president: Rumors

Barack Obama is allegedly encouraging George Clooney to run for president because the actor is interested in joining the politics.

One tabloid claimed that Barack Obama is talking with George Clooney about the latter’s political career. However, one should take the report with a grain of salt because there is not enough evidence to prove it. Clooney expressed no interest in politics in his previous interview.

Barack Obama supports George Clooney’s political career

Barack Obama, the former president, is allegedly supporting George Clooney’s plan to join the politics. The Woman’s Day made several claims about Clooney running for president.

“George has been privately despairing about the state of America and the world for a long time,” a so-called insider told the outlet.

The dubious source added that becoming a husband and father “finally prompted him to do something about it.”

The outlet added that the Money Monster actor was considering a 2024 run. However, Obama allegedly convinced him to go for the 2020 election instead.

But one should take the report lightly because Clooney had already spoken about his stance about politics. The actor joked about it but was not serious about running.

 

What did George Clooney say about politics

In September 2017, George Clooney responded when asked about running for president in the future.

“Would I like to be the next president? Oh, that sounds like fun,” he said per Entertainment Weekly.

Also, in 2015, Clooney made it clear that he had no plans to be a politician.

“I’ve been asked that for almost 20 years now and the answer is just no. Who would ever want to live like that?” Clooney said.

“I’m friends with a lot of those guys and I just think it’s hell.”

Clooney also commended the people who go into public office service because, for him, it’s “a horrible way to get elected.” He also believed that being in office is more polarized since the Civil War.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin relationship

George Clooney has been subjected to various false rumors. His marriage with Amal Alamuddin has been put to question several times.

There were various claims about the Clooneys’ alleged separation.

New Idea previously claimed that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are “struggling to keep their marriage afloat.” It reportedly happened while they were quarantining together.

Meanwhile, Globe took the story to the next level. It claimed that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were heading to a $500 million divorce.

However, all those claims were not true. George and Amal are still together with their twins. And the couple is very happy with their family.

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