Clooney, Hanks, Spielberg – the stars praised him in 2008. Now the President finds his friends out of the picture
I know, who cares right? Hollywood has been one of Obama’s biggest fans since 2008. The recent emerging breakup between Obama and Hollywood is a huge symbolic indicator of a President who is leaving a Presidential legacy of mixed messages and failed policy.
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The Oscar-winning actor and prominent liberal activist was one of Mr Obama’s most fervent Hollywood supporters in 2008 and even campaigned for the Democrat in Florida. However, he has since made his disenchantment clear. “He misinterpreted his mandate,” Damon told CNN in March. “He’s doubled down on a lot of things”.
In 2008, the Hollywood veteran proclaimed Obama was “what the country needs most now”. However, in July this year he accused the President of failing to “roll up his sleeves” on energy reforms.
“I thought he would do a better job,” the previously pro-Obama comedian and host of the Daily Show TV programme said earlier this year.
The openly gay star of the TV series Glee criticised the President over his non-committal stance on gay marriage. She said last year: “He is a huge disappointment to me.”