Amal Clooney doesn’t speak to the press often, but when she does, she makes it count.
In an interview with the BBC on Tuesday, Clooney weighed in on the American presidential election—specifically, on GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Clooney, who is a top human rights lawyer, effortlessly dismantled Trump’s position on Muslims, which includes banning them from entering the U.S. She also dismissed the idea that the candidate has any appeal to women.
Clooney referenced the Republican PAC ad in which ordinary women read the many sexist comments Trump has made over the years, saying, “you watch that and you think, ‘Gosh!'”
While Trump bragged about “how well [he] did with women” in the Republican primaries earlier this week, Clooney rejected the idea that he would be able to rally women’s support during a general election. “He has a really high negative rating,” she said. “I don’t think he’s going to get much of the women’s vote as a result of that.”
Clooney, who—along with her famous husband, George Clooney—recently has hosted a$33,400-per-person fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, seems to relish the idea of seeing Trump lose the presidency to a woman.
“If, at the end of all of this, he gets beaten by the person who becomes the first female president of the United States, then I think that would send a very positive message from the electorate back to him as to what they really think of those points of view,” she said.
Clooney, whose parents are Muslim, also took on Trump’s comments about the religion, as well as his racist remarks about Mexicans. And she didn’t let the media off the hook, either, saying that the press should be more vigilant about pointing out the ways in which his comments tar huge swaths of the world’s population—including many Americans.
“When you listen to what the leading candidate on the Republican side has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans and a complete shutdown of all Muslims entering in, and if you actually look at what he specifically said in that now infamous speech about Muslims, he kept saying, ‘They only want jihad. They don’t believe in our way of life. They don’t respect our system.
And when he says ‘they’ and you watch the media coverage afterwards, people, I think, should have been saying ‘Do you mean the 1.5 billion people around the world who fit that description? Do you mean the people who are U.S. citizens who are members of your military who are, the vast majority of whom are not violent or extremists in any way?'”
Watch Clooney’s full interview with the BBC: