Hollywood megastar and humanitarian George Clooney, who had supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election, and once even hosted a fundraiser for her, said he now believes Hillary was not fit for the Oval Office.
The 56-year-old Clooney spoke to the Daily Beast for an interview where he revealed that although he thinks the Democratic nominee was "qualified for the job." she was not a skilled communicator like some of her counterparts, reports the Daily Mail.
"Being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you're the right person to be president," Clooney said in the interview.
"Here's what I mean... She was more qualified than even her husband was when he was elected president, but she's not as good at communicating things. That's simply true.
"When she got up and gave a speech, it didn't soar. Now, that doesn't mean that she wouldn't have done a great job as president, and I supported her because by the time we did the fundraiser the primary was over at that point and it was time to get on with picking someone to move forward, and she was the right person to side with."
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian had several liberal acquaintances who also believed Clinton faced a "harder uphill battle" against Trump.
"It was frustrating because I never saw her elevate her game. I saw it. And I had a lot of liberal friends who were like: 'She's not good at this.' And I see that, and I understand it. I also think, though, that if it was a guy it wouldn't have been so polarising.
"I think that she wasn't particularly good at articulating the things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around, obviously, when Trump only said he was going to 'Make America Great Again,'" said Clooney.
"Don't you think the next Democrat who runs should just run with a blue hat that says, 'Make America Great Again?''' he jokingly added.