George Clooney, Who Just Held Fundraiser for Biden, Throws Him Under the Bus in Devastating Op-Ed

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You may recall the story of how Joe Biden blew off a peace summit about Ukraine to rush back from the G7 to attend a Hollywood fundraiser hosted in part by actor George Clooney. 

That was the fundraiser that created a huge controversy. Barack Obama took Biden by the hand to lead him off the stage and the media tried to call video of the event a “cheap fake,” despite the fact those were the facts. It’s just they didn’t like to hear it at this point. 

Now, however, the boot suppressing the facts seems to have been lifted. Not only that, we now have a bit of a stunning op-ed from George Clooney, saying Democrats need a new nominee, not Biden.

I love Joe Biden. As a senator. As a vice president and as president. I consider him a friend, and I believe in him. Believe in his character. Believe in his morals. In the last four years, he’s won many of the battles he’s faced.

But the one battle he cannot win is the fight against time. None of us can. It’s devastating to say it, but the Joe Biden I was with three weeks ago at the fund-raiser was not the Joe “big F-ing deal” Biden of 2010. He wasn’t even the Joe Biden of 2020. He was the same man we all witnessed at the debate.

Was he tired? Yes. A cold? Maybe. But our party leaders need to stop telling us that 51 million people didn’t see what we just saw. We’re all so terrified by the prospect of a second Trump term that we’ve opted to ignore every warning sign. The George Stephanopoulos interview only reinforced what we saw the week before. As Democrats, we collectively hold our breath or turn down the volume whenever we see the president, who we respect, walk off Air Force One or walk back to a mic to answer an unscripted question.

Another blow to the “cheap fake” narrative – Clooney himself is confirming what we all saw at that fundraiser. Heck, it’s what we’ve all seen for a long time at all kinds of events before Democrats like him started to admit it. 

It isn’t just “one bad night,” it’s every day and night that is bad. 

Then why didn’t he tell the truth when the “cheap fake” lie hit — that he’d seen Biden wasn’t up to it? He waited until after the debate, even though he knew. 

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Clooney owned up to the fact they are likely going to lose with Biden. 

We are not going to win in November with this president. On top of that, we won’t win the House, and we’re going to lose the Senate. This isn’t only my opinion; this is the opinion of every senator and congress member and governor that I’ve spoken with in private. Every single one, irrespective of what he or she is saying publicly. [….]

We can put our heads in the sand and pray for a miracle in November, or we can speak the truth.

Clooney said Democratic leaders like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had to tell.him to step aside. 

He argues that it might be messy but they have a strong bench. 

Uh, no, you don’t, that’s part of the problem. The possibles are also getting beaten by former President Donald Trump in the polls. 

Democrats are caught between the devil they know and the deep blue sea of the chaos of trying to pick someone else. Clooney wants us to go around the votes for Biden because “democracy,” so the elites at the convention can pick someone else. So he’s going to get some blowback for that position from the folks on the left till hanging with Biden, literally. 

But this is going to be the big problem, even if Biden stays in. If people that supportive are throwing him under the bus, he’s going to be losing even more folks. You need money to run and this is going to kill that money coming in. In the words of Fox’s Peter Doocy, “hat is going to sting.”

That’s devastating for Biden’s chances.

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