George Clooney’s wife: Trump has given the ‘green light’ for torture, murder of journalists

George Clooney’s wife: Trump has given the ‘green light’ for torture, murder of journalists
George and Amal Clooney (Image: YouTube screen grab)

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Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Wednesday took aim at President Trump over his rhetoric on the media.

Speaking at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards, Clooney said that Trump has had a “chilling effect” worldwide by emboldening autocracies to punish journalists.

“The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the ‘enemy of the people,’” Clooney said, according to Vanity Fair.

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Trump has faced intense criticism for casting doubt on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in the killing, despite reported consensus from intelligence agencies and senators from both parties.

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Clooney, who has spoken out against Trump in the past, earlier this year joined the legal team representing two Reuters journalists who have been held in prison in Myanmar for nearly a year.

She and her husband, actor George Clooney, have championed a number of progressive causes and donated half a million dollars to the youth-led gun control effort March for Our Lives.

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