October 12th, 2010
07:52 PM ET
11 years ago

Clooney meets with Obama

(CNN) - Actor George Clooney paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and discuss his recent trip to southern Sudan.

Joining Clooney in the Oval Office meeting was Enough Project Co-Founder John Prendergast, who joined him outside of the West Wing after the meeting to talk to press.

Clooney said, "I think we're very impressed with how involved, at the highest level, this administration is and now our job is to try and continue to keep it in the press and keep it, to keep the light turned on for the next 90 days while we try and broker a peace deal, which is what they're working on right now."

The actor was heading to Capitol Hill to meet with Republican Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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  1. Rick

    Is it not a violation of the law for individual citizens to negotiate on behalf of the United States of America? And what about the Transparency that we were supposed to see in this White House; an actor who pretends to be real people, can walk in to meet with the President. But Real People cannot. Obama is a fraud, and Clooney is just another pretty face.

    October 12, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  2. matt

    Clooney visits Obama....why? These Hollywood actors are so self-important it's astonishing. Hey Hollywood actors, you are society's jesters. Get back in front of the cameras and juggle bananas for us. That's what we pay you for. If you want to be a politician, run for office!

    October 12, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  3. Tyler520

    silly, silly, Clooney – when will you distribute the additional 70% of aid you received for your telethons that ended up in the pockets of celebrities and other elitists pretending to care?

    October 12, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  4. Jim

    Another arrogant actor who thinks he knows what he is talking about.

    October 12, 2010 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  5. Big Daddy

    Sorry Mr. President, I had hoped someone on your staff would have told you this or put it on your telepromptor. George Clooney is not a real diplomat, he only plays one in the movies. He's a friggin' ACTOR!!! Please tell me that you didn't waste the people's time by meeting with an ACTOR? Oh well, I'm sure the pictures turned out great.

    October 12, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  6. Showdown

    Why is Mr. Cloony not taking his issue to the UN. Are they not the worlds watch dogs?? Mr. Obama has on more than one occasion down played the US roll in world issues. We give Billions annually to the UN for just this problem, wheres the money??? Wheres the help from the new world order??? Go home Mr. Cloony or go to the UN. I stand by our President on this issue, we are nolonger a world superpower and don't count on us.

    October 12, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  7. TheOwls

    Stop messing around with Clooney (and Hollywood in general) and start fixing the economy.

    October 12, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  8. AnneP

    I think George Clooney should stick to movies and let people with degrees and real life experience deal with our forgein policy. Seriously, George, keep your mouth shut and act. Or better yet, open up your pocket book and put that where your mouth is.

    October 12, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  9. Pavlos Xorofas

    Another brain dead actor (translate: actor=a person who is not connected with reality or who makes a living out of pretending) meddles in politics. Maybe Obama's career path will go from "community organizer" to "actor" He is as phony as Clooney.

    October 12, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  10. jetty

    Yep, with the Dems on the ropes and people baling out, Obama has to call in the big guns: George Clooney, Sean Penn, Danny Glover. The Republicans are in trouble now, whooo-boy.

    October 12, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  11. Anon

    Why do actors have access to the president? WHat about the normal joe?

    October 12, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  12. Greg

    Why do these Hollywood actors think they can solve the worlds problems when most of them cant even hold their marriages together? and more important WHY does this president listen to them?

    October 12, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  13. paul

    What was Clooney doing? Perhaps he was researching for his new movie Oceans22? Oh, thats right, he's not an actor he is a diplomat.

    October 12, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  14. Pat

    Good for George!!!! At least Obama still has the hollywood demographic squarely in his corner...

    October 12, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  15. TXMAN

    I will sleep better at night, knowing that our country has George Clooney on board, giving his opinion on world events and having his pulse on the nation of Sudan. Actor and peace broker. He must have slept in a Holiday Inn Express while he was in the Sudan.

    October 12, 2010 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  16. 'BB Rabozza

    It would be nice if POTUS could find a few minutes to declare a Federal State of Emergency for the 9/24/25, 2010 flooded areas of southern Minnesota soon. We are waiting, Mr President, for your action on this so people can get FEMA help.

    October 12, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  17. John S.

    I appreciate his passion for this issue. I just wish that he had more influence with the U.N. when the real trouble was going on in Darfur.

    October 13, 2010 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  18. wallace1303

    News Flash to George: George you are nothing more than a photo op for this guy. You have got to get yourself together and get off the Kool-aid.

    October 13, 2010 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  19. Neil

    What's wrong with Obama meeting with one of his fellow actors?

    October 13, 2010 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  20. Chuck Barnes

    Who the hell does clooney think he is? Clooney is nothing more than a clown, a questionable entertainer. And what does obama think he is learning from clooney? OH! I get it...one idiot telling another idiot what the first one saw. So what?

    October 13, 2010 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  21. ONTIME

    Just dandy another undocumented delegate name Clooney Tunes is there to digorge information to a Uncredentialed politician about another third world country that means little to nothing and wants money......todays America.

    October 13, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  22. Rob

    I cannot stand George Clooney and what he mostly stands for. However, on this issue I fully support him and his humanitariaism. What's happening in Sudan is a travesty and the world should do something about it. It makes me
    despise the UN for sitting back and doing NOTHING. They are a worthless and corrupt organization that stands for
    nothing. They always sit back and wait for the US to do something and when we do and they don't agree with it
    they have the audacity to complain about it. Bravo George! I still don't like you though.

    October 13, 2010 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  23. Huh?

    When did Clowney become a relevant political figure? Oh wait we had a rapper in the oval office with his feet kicked up like it was his crib. Nothing seems to amaze me anymore.

    October 13, 2010 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  24. upstater

    Honestly, why do any politicians meet with bozos like Clooney? Good cause or not, this guy is a self-righteous clown.

    October 13, 2010 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  25. American Sharecropper

    Why not have a court jester advise this fraud in chief? could it be any worse than having a slumlord as your senior adviser or a tax cheat as your sec.treas? The humor never ends when you let a leftist in the white house.

    October 13, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
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