Super-rich Democratic Party movers and shakers in Hollywood have already pledged to help bankroll a campaign by the double Oscarwinning actor.
They believe his suave and sophisticated star power, combined with nine years of humanitarian work as a high-profile United Nations Messenger of Peace, will win back legions of voters – and help him dump Trump from the Oval Office.
Sources suggest George Clooney is preparing to run for US president in 2020
Former President Barack Obama is also said to be on board.
A senior source at the Beverly Hills Democratic Club confirmed: “George has taken a step back from the wildly anti-Trump rhetoric from celebrities.
“He’s opposed to the new president just as much as anyone else but has been staying diplomatically silent because he doesn’t want to be labelled as just another hysterical Hollywood Left-winger when he announces his candidacy.”
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George has taken a step back from the wildly anti-Trump rhetoric from celebrities
Beverly Hills Democratic Club source
At 55, Clooney is also seen as the right age to replace the party’s “old guard” leading figures like Hillary Clinton, 69, Bernie Sanders, 75, and Nancy Pelosi, 76.
None of them are considered capable of thwarting a second Trump term.
Amal, 39, is a leading human rights lawyer and has reportedly long been in favour of her husband scaling back his movie career so they can start a family – and further both their political ambitions.
The power couple are known for their political ambitions
Last year, the couple co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice and he has also become a prominent figure on the Council on Foreign Relations, an influential political think-tank based in New York.
Clooney’s spokesman declined to comment.