Amal Clooney Slams Donald Trump During Pointed UN Speech

Amal Clooney made the idea clear in which she’s not a fan of President Donald Trump during her speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards on Wednesday night.

The 40-year-old human rights lawyer was honored as the 2018 Global Citizen of the Year, as well as also also criticized Trump for encouraging violence from the media. Amal cited journalists she represented in Myanmar whom she says were wrongly imprisoned.

“The chilling effect will be real, as well as also also the idea has already been felt not only in Myanmar, yet further afield,” she said. “as well as also also sadly, similar incidents abound in autocratic regimes coming from North Korea to the Philippines to Hungary, Turkey as well as also also Brazil.”

“The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light as well as also also labeled the press in This specific country the enemy of the people,” she continued. “as well as also also of course two months ago, a Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, walked into a consulate in Istanbul as well as also also was brutally tortured to death.”

Amal’s husband, George Clooney — as well as his parents, Nick as well as also also Nina — supported her at the event, where she looked gorgeous in a navy blue-as well as also also-white J. Mendel gown. 

This specific isn’t the very first time the mom of two has spoken out against Trump. In 2016, she blasted his views on Muslim immigrants.

“He kept saying ‘they’ only want jihad, ‘they’ don’t believe in our way of life, ‘they’ don’t respect our system,” Amal said of Trump during an appearance on BBC News. “When he says ‘they,’ as well as also also you watch the media coverage afterward, people, I think, should have been saying, ‘Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the planet who fit in which description? Do you mean the people who are U.S. citizens who are members of your military, who are the vast majority of whom are not extremists or violent in any way?'”

Meanwhile, George — who’s also been outspoken about his dislike of Trump — couldn’t be more proud of his accomplished wife. In October, the A-list actor introduced himself as “Amal’s husband” at Variety’s Power of Women: Los Angeles Event. Watch the sweet moment below:

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