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. Geechee

    I think the fact that some Hollywood actor would be enlisted as a foreign-policy emissary tells you all you need to know about this administration.

    October 13, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  2. Tarmangani

    So a guy whose only talent is pretending to be other people gets the ear of the President? I hope that everything goes okay in the Sudan because it will be Clooney's fault if Obama looks bad.

    October 13, 2010 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  3. Robbo

    Earth to Obama.....Just because Clooney acted in a movie about the middle east (Three Kings) doesn't mean he actually KNOWS anything about the middle east. Clooney needs to shut up and act and Obama needs to man up and be POTUS for a CHANGE. Give Trey Parker a call...he also did a film about the middle east...called TEAM AMERICA....and I think Clooney even makes a cameo appearance;)

    October 13, 2010 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  4. stage9

    Well, I feel so much more relieved knowing that Clooney is on the job.

    October 13, 2010 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  5. Dave Jewett

    Why is this even a news item. This is of no consequence whatsoever. Really!!

    October 13, 2010 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  6. Ken

    My God!.........Two of the biggest IDIOTS in the same room. It's a wonder the walls didn't cave in because of the vaccuum.

    October 13, 2010 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  7. Steven Smith

    Oh thanks GOD for LOONEY CLOONEY, I dont know how us stupid humans survived this long without him!

    October 13, 2010 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  8. larry

    wow george is working for obama now well to bad i can remember when george was not to bad of a guy but he is acting stupid now

    October 13, 2010 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  9. Mr. Usa

    How many American Jobs did this meeting result in? Please tell us how many Mr. Change!!!!!

    If none, can I please have my "Change" back?

    October 13, 2010 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  10. ThorsHammer

    Clooney is a feckless tool of the extreme left. Don't these fools realize, by doing what he does, he loses half his supporters and fans?

    October 13, 2010 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  11. Matt in Chicago

    Glad that the President had time to hear the important news coming out of the Sudan. Please feel free to import as much or as little sarcasm onto the previous sentence as you like. All levels are considered appropriate by this poster.

    October 13, 2010 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  12. TravlnTexan

    Well...Well...Well...we can all sleep well tonight...George Clooney and President Obama met to discuss the Sudan. I guess tomorrow morning all our economic woes will be non-existent.

    October 13, 2010 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  13. James

    I don't get it. Is Clooney a politician now? I might be tempted to vote for him. Maybe.

    October 13, 2010 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  14. spiffy

    Nice to see Barry has retained his laser-like time management skills.

    October 13, 2010 02:00 am at 2:00 am |

    Whatever. Maybe the prez will make clooney the sudan czar. Whippie.

    October 13, 2010 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  16. dadling

    Why doesn't this 2 bit actor spend some time brokering a deal between an out of touch and arrogant Administration and the rest of the country?? Especially those who would like to work.....sorry, must be more important to act like some kind of diplomat to a foreign country, rather than help your own countrymen......!!!! Actors...bleeeeeeech !!!

    October 13, 2010 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  17. skiqsr

    What a joke... Hollywood has once again striped the press of the title of EXPERT... We pay millions to watch these people protray someone else... and when they come to Washington we believe everything they say... but is it the truth????

    October 13, 2010 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  18. Jeannie Armstrong

    Does George have his eye on Hillary's job, or is he simply lost in a new role? Whatever the case, Obama appears to be on board.

    October 13, 2010 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  19. bewolff

    This moron should stick with hollywood,we have enough bad actors in DC already.

    October 13, 2010 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  20. Fred Messinetti

    So I understand this clearly, GEORGE CLOONEY is brokering a peace agreement in the Sudan?
    And the professional diplomats of the world are doing what, exactly?
    Am I living in some kind of twisted dream?

    October 13, 2010 03:10 am at 3:10 am |
  21. Disinterested Party

    George, we LOVE your movies and your acting ability but what are you doing getting involved in international politics?

    October 13, 2010 03:18 am at 3:18 am |
  22. Dryden01

    Evidently Obama is following the leadership of a Holywood personality. Do we not have a State Department and an ambassador to look into these things? Perhaps Hillary is off sitting on her reset button instead of guiding Obama and American policy?

    October 13, 2010 03:38 am at 3:38 am |

    Seriously..another problem in Africa...in the Sudan even. The UN has known about this for years and nothing. Good job UN and good that our budget to the UN which America is the largest contributor has fixed this problem. Lets throw more money at the problem...that is Americas answer to everything. Here's the answer...have a dialog with the Arab Muslims who are slaughtering the African Muslims and non-Muslims..they will listen. Funny how people complain when we get involved in others affairs (IRAQ/Afghanistan), but its okay because George Clooney said we need to help. If he is so concerned how about giving up most of your mass fortune to pay for it instead of the taxpayers in the country who are barely getting by. That's exactly what America needs....to get involved in another conflict. We'll just print some more money to foot the bill. It's cool.

    October 13, 2010 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  24. Eva

    The president doesn't have anything better to do? There are more knowledgeable people than George Clooney about this matter, people who have been involved with this cause for years. George Clooney is some washed up actor who tries to get his face out there, like Bono who has a charity where most of the money goes to administrative costs, not to help. Get these guys out of charity.

    October 13, 2010 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  25. Mark

    I didnt realize clooney was an ambassador, I thought he was just an actor!

    October 13, 2010 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
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