Amal Clooney has expressed her disappointment that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s popularity has soared to new heights with his controversial comments these past few months.
“I’m probably as perplexed as you are as somebody viewing these things,” said Clooney, who was born in Beirut and raised in London, in an interview with the BBC on Monday. “There’s an ad on the TV in the U.S. where they went through all these statements he’s made against women and you watch that and you think ‘Gosh.’”
The wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney went on to state that the billionaire has a “high negative rating” and as a result of his Islamaphobic and sexists remarks he will have a hard time winning the women’s vote in the upcoming U.S. elections in November, the Daily Mail reports.
The Clooneys have thrown their support behind Democratic presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. She hopes that Clinton will win the elections in order to give Trump and his team a lesson.
“If, at the end of all of this, he gets beaten by the person who becomes the first female president of the United States, then I think that would send a very positive message from the electorate back to him as to what they really think of those points of view,” Clooney said.
Trump has performed well in all five Republican primaries on Tuesday, prompting him to think that he is now the Republican Party’s “presumptive nominee.”
“Honestly, Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich should really get out of the race. They have no path to victory at all. We should heal the Republican Party, bring the Republican Party together. And I’m a unifier,” Trump said.
Meanwhile, Clinton had a landslide win in the New York primary on Tuesday, bringing her closer to the party nominations.
“We started this race not far from here on Roosevelt Island,” Clinton said during her victory speech. “And tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the Democratic nomination is in the homestretch and victory is in sight.”