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When George Clooney No Longer Wants to See Biden

George Clooney smiling in front of a United States flag

The pressure keeps mounting on Joe Biden. This time, George Clooney takes on the role of moralizer by asking the Democratic president to forgo a second term. In an op-ed published in the New York Times, the Hollywood actor points to Biden’s advanced age and the deterioration of his faculties. According to Clooney, Biden will not be able to defeat time, no matter his past successes.

Clooney, a great lecturer and loyal supporter of the Democratic Party, has always firmly opposed Donald Trump. After the assault on the Capitol in January 2021, he even stated that Trump deserved "the trash bins of History." At a recent gala in Los Angeles where 28 million dollars were raised for Biden, Clooney apparently noticed the fatigue of the 81-year-old president. "He was not the Biden of 2020," he judged.

Other Hollywood stars, like Reed Hastings, co-founder of Netflix, and Abigail Disney, philanthropist and Disney heiress, join Clooney in his crusade. Hastings calls for a more vigorous candidate, while Disney proposes supporting Kamala Harris. Some even mention Michelle Obama as a miracle solution.

Biden’s health, a subject of mockery and concern, becomes a central point of the campaign, which favors the provocative Trump, currently leading the polls by six points. Rumors about frequent visits from a Parkinson’s disease specialist to the White House have amplified speculations, despite official denials.

Biden tries to reassure his troops by calling for unity to win the victory. He says he is determined to stay in the race and beat Trump, asserting that only a divine intervention could make him change his mind. However, if the major Democratic donors stop their contributions, the party’s strategy could quickly evolve. Much to the delight of the legendary American actor, a lover of good coffee.