George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, film producer, director, and activist. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana and the other for co-producing Argo. In 2018, he was the recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
George Clooney has sarcastically taunted President Donald Trump over his claim that he ‘made Juneteenth famous’ and has donated $500K to a charity that fights against racial inequality in his ‘honor.’
The Oscar-winning actor added: ‘My family will be donating 500 thousand dollars to the Equal Justice Initiative in honor of your heroic efforts.’ Clooney’s chosen charity EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Clooney went public with his message and donation on the holiday itself, as many celebrated to the official end of slavery in the U.S. in 1865.
Celebrities including Lizzo and Taylor Swift have been posting about the date on their social media channels Friday, along with a host of other stars.
Meanwhile, Trump has put out a warning on Twitter over potential protesters turning up to his weekend rally in Oklahoma.