After testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Oscar winner and political activist George Clooney told The Daily Caller that President Barack Obama has been “doing a great job” in office.
As U.S. Capitol Police moved fans, congressional staff and reporters away from Clooney after he left the Capitol Hill hearing room on Wednesday, TheDC was able to ask the Hollywood actor if President Obama has lived up to his expectations. (RELATED: Full coverage of the entertainment world)
“He’s been doing a great job,” Clooney told TheDC while TheDC and others in the crowd were being pushed away.
“What he did particularly for the referendum is amazing, so he’s doing a great job,” Clooney added.
In the past, President Obama has praised the South Sudan secession referendum. “The United States congratulates the Sudanese people, the government of Sudan, and the government of Southern Sudan on the end of their historic, week-long referendum on the future of southern Sudan,” Obama said.
Some celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, have told TheDC that they are disappointed in President Obama.
“There are many many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction, and there are a few things I am disappointed in. And I don’t feel like tonight is the night to clarify but there are many wonderful things that have moved forward and of course some other things that are very frustrating,” Jolie said in January.
According to a new CBS News and New York Times poll, President Obama’s approval rating has hit a record low of 41 percent. (RELATED: Harry Reid says negative polls are “meaningless”)
Clooney is the co-founder of the Satellite Sentinel Project, which he calls the “anti-genocide paparazzi.” He testified before the committee about the independence and insecurity of Sudan and South Sudan.
When traveling recently across the Sudanese border, Clooney witnessed violence in the region firsthand. Portions of Clooney’s trip are shown in a new video posted by the Enough Campaign.