George Clooney rips Trump in his César Awards acceptance speech without ever mentioning his name

Actor George Clooney poses with the Honorary Cesar award during a photocall at the 42nd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. This annual ceremony is presented by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

While attending the 42nd Annual César Awards in France, actor George Clooney couldn’t hold back his thoughts on the current political climate in the United States. During his seven-minute speech to accept the prestigious César d’Honneur Award for his services to film, he addressed several issues without ever mentioning President Trump.

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“As we stand here today the world is going through some pretty momentous changes, not all for the best,” he said. “As citizens of the world, we’re going to have to work harder and harder not to let hate win. Love trumps hate, courage trumps fear and always right trumps wrongs.”

He also cautioned the crowd “not to confuse dissent with disloyalty” and added that “we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”

French actor Jean Dujardin was onstage with Clooney in order to translate his speech for the French audience and added his own twist to the speech: “Donald Trump is dangerous for the world.”

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