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. Ursus Indomitus

    Oh, George, go make a movie. Do you REALLY think you can do ANYTHING to help the Incompetent-In-Chief?

    October 13, 2010 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
  2. mark

    wish this guy cared this much about the country he lives in

    October 13, 2010 05:02 am at 5:02 am |
  3. Michael MacConnell

    I don't care what Clooney thinks. Nor do the Sudanese. Nor does the President.

    For Obama, this was a chance to link himself (however briefly) with an A-list actor.

    More triviality.

    October 13, 2010 05:07 am at 5:07 am |
  4. Dave

    These two despicable leftists deserve each other.

    October 13, 2010 05:21 am at 5:21 am |

    How is it that Actor George Clooney gets such easy access to the Oval office? Could it be because Hollywood, the capital of the entertainment industry, contributes millions to the Democrat party?

    Clooney's visit is a "twofer" because it also servers as an endorsement, by a famous movie idol, of the Democrat administration 3 weeks prior to the mid-term elections. Coincidence? I don't doubt Clooney's dedication to peace in Sudan, but this administration granting a highly publicized visit, at this time, is pure politics.

    October 13, 2010 05:40 am at 5:40 am |
  6. bruce

    When in Sudan, Clooney told the President how they all gathered to stare at goats. Not one keeled over, but they all said they\
    felt better from the experience.

    October 13, 2010 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  7. quibb

    Seriously? I this what the admin has resorted to? Taking advise from George Clooney? This is great.

    October 13, 2010 06:04 am at 6:04 am |
  8. john

    Two blowhards. They will need to open some windows in the oval office. CNN finally being critical of Barry? Too late losers.

    October 13, 2010 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  9. Dean O

    He didnt say much...seems like he even knows Obama is cooked and is really doing NOTHING on Sudan?darfur. Bush actually did more to help Africans and aids funding than Obama ever will. Clooney should be claling out Obama for his foot dragging and apathy. Nov 2 cant get here soon enough.

    October 13, 2010 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  10. E. K.Cragg

    I find this story completely absurd. Whoever thought this through without considering Leo Dicapprio should be fired. After all, his body of work also has some good Middle East PR.

    October 13, 2010 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  11. Paul

    Clooney should stick to acting like Obama should stick to free loading and rabble rousing. If either actually would be honest about the trouble in Africa they would have to admit it is the Muslims doing the killing there as well.

    October 13, 2010 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  12. Hoos Bin Pharteen

    At least this dope is doing more than just running his mouth. He is still a dope, but he has a work ethic I suppose.

    October 13, 2010 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  13. k finnegan

    Hey George, did jobs and the economy happen to come up during your conversation

    October 13, 2010 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
  14. marvl

    Clooney should stick to making movies, even if he isn't any good at it. And Obama should stick to reading teleprompters, the only skill the man has.

    October 13, 2010 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  15. rob from sc

    Who cares what somebody, who pretends for a living, thinks or does?

    October 13, 2010 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  16. Steve L

    He is a loser like the rest of Hollywood!

    October 13, 2010 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  17. Sharon

    Later that evening. Charlie Sheen playing the role of idealistic Pres Bartlett meet with Obama to watch the latest net flix movies and talk about Obama's upcoming MTV 'town hall' meeting and his latest Rolling Stone magazine shoot....while Rome burned.

    October 13, 2010 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  18. ms. helga

    Hollywood is becoming the "Real World" and the "Real World" is becoming Hollywood. A complete phony. This message is coming from "USURPERVILLE"

    October 13, 2010 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  19. Barry Bin Inhalin

    Isn't it great that actors are brokering international peace deals? I always thought that those interests were in the perview of the Secy of State. Thank God for Cloony, Osama Obama and Piano Legs. The new world order will be so much more safe than today, just read about it in the WaPo, NYT or LAT – they'll tell you all about it.

    October 13, 2010 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  20. Rose Marie

    Very interesting tidbit regarding George Clooney and his influence with this administration, but there was other news probably regarding this President. I believe he played the race card yesterday. Any comment about that? Did you miss it? No reporters on the scene?

    October 13, 2010 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  21. Fred H Whipple

    9.6% unemployment, 14 trillion dollar debt, 45 million on food stamps, home foreclosures at an all time high, I'm sure glad that our president found some time between golf and campaigning to meet with George Clooney to discuss his recent trip to southern Sudan. How does he do it all?

    October 13, 2010 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  22. Hazel

    If Clooney knew anything about Africa, he would know that millions have died in the Congo, vs. a few thousand in Sudan. In any event, the Dems were going to end the problems in Darfur, because George Bush wasn't doing enough–we're all waiting, but I don't think leftwing movie actors will get it done.

    October 13, 2010 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  23. Cluebat Van Exodar

    Just what we need.

    Another brainless poseur with political aspirations.

    Every time we get a democrat in the white house they open an office for the current ambassador from Hollywood.

    October 13, 2010 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  24. Avalanche AL

    What a joke. Sending aging actors to "broker" peace deals in Africa. This Democratic experiment of an administration is all smoke and mirrors.

    October 13, 2010 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  25. mayr

    What a man! so involved in this cause, when he doesn't have to be. What an example of a fine human being! God bless you George Clooney! All the best.

    October 13, 2010 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
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