Clooney made the
remarks in an interview with NBC News' "Meet The Press" the day
after he and his wife, Amal, hosted a fundraiser on Democratic
Party hopeful Clinton's behalf Friday night with a price tag of
up to $353,400 per couple.
"We had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San
Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely
right. It is an obscene amount of money," Clooney said in
excerpts released on Saturday. The interview will air on Sunday.
Bernie Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont and Clinton's rival
in the race for the Democratic nomination to run for the White
House in the Nov. 8 election, has pounced on former secretary of
state Clinton over the big-ticket event and for accepting large
sums of money for her campaign.
"The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely
right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in
politics. I agree completely," Clooney said.
In response to the dinner, the Sanders campaign on Friday
evening sent out an email to supporters asking them to help
reach their fundraising goals by chipping in $3.53 apiece,
(Reporting by Alana Wise; editing by Grant McCool)
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