Even her political slams are elegant. Amal Clooney condemned presidential hopeful and reality TV personality Donald Trump in an interview for BBC News. Clooney wasn’t shy to share her disapproval about Trump and his stance on women and relations with Mexicans and Muslims.
Amal Clooney, who married George Clooney in September 2014, is a lawyer who specializes in human rights, public international law, and international criminal law. She has been part of high-profiled cases and was at the BBC News studios discussing her latest case, in which she represents reporter Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights.
Near the end of the interview, she was asked her opinion about American politics and the upcoming elections, considering that she and her husband recently co-hosted two fundraisers for the Clinton campaign. Clooney, then, began to very eloquently critique Trump, without even mentioning his name:
When you listen to what the leading candidate on the Republican side has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans and saying, you know, there has to be a complete shutdown on all Muslims entering. And if you actually look at what he specifically said in that now infamous speech about Muslims, he kept saying, 'They only want jihad. They don't believe in our way of life. They don't respect our system.’ And when he says 'they' and you watch the media coverage afterwards, people, I think, should have been saying 'Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the world who fit that description? Do you mean the people who are U.S. citizens who are members of your military who are… the vast majority of whom are not violent or extremists in any way?'
Amal Clooney said she was “perplexed” that Trump was performing so well in these elections. She, then, proceeded to talk about what Trump has been saying about women’s issues. “There's an ad on TV in the U.S. where they went through all the statements that he's made against women and you watch that and you think 'Gosh.' He has a really high negative rating and I don't think he's going to get much of the women's vote as a result of that.”
The London-based lawyer finished the interview on a positive note, saying that Trump would, indeed, be politically relevant if he were to lose the general elections. “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 noted.
Trump, after winning five primaries yesterday, already declared himself the presumptive Republican nominee and went after Hillary Clinton, saying that she was “playing the woman card” and that she would not be where she was if she were a man.
You can watch Amal Clooney’s full interview here
Also check out the video that Clooney references about Trump’s quotations on women here: