If you were to ask George Clooney about his relationship with President Obama he would tell you that he is a “longtime friend,” so if someone insults him then Clooney’s bound to get a little upset, or a lot upset according to Steve Wynn.
According to hotel and casino tycoon Steve Wynn, when he and Clooney were having a fancy dinner in Las Vegas amongst some friends the other night Clooney exploded and then stormed off after Wynn called Obama an “A**hole.”
Wynn’s recount of the incident that occurred in his own Encore Hotel and Casino goes something like this:
They were all at an expensive dinner together when one of the executives there told a joke about the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Clooney didn’t think the joke was all that funny and he “stood up and threw a hissy fit.”
“Then he sat down and started talking about the Affordable Care Act, and that’s when I spoke up,” said Wynn, a frequent critic of Obamacare.
Clooney was already drunk off shots of tequila at this point, and when Wynn started to criticize the President he couldn’t keep it together.
Wynn said that he then dropped an “F-bomb” and stormed out of the restaurant, which “mortified” Clooney’s partners.
“He got up and said, ‘I don’t have to listen to this (expletive) stuff. The only person who got excited at the table was George, and he ran off to another bar.”
Cooney had a different take on the matter, and sent an email through his publicist outlining how he remembered the incident.
“He called the president an a**hole … that is a fact … I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said ‘your friend is an a**hole.’ … At that point I told Steve that HE was an a**hole and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.”
“And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us.”
In response to Clooney’s email, Wynn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that “When he’s drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president.”
He then took a jab at Clooney and his childish behavior.
“Everybody who’s in my business, the casino business, knows to take actors with a grain of salt,” he said in his telephone interview.
Clooney claims the incident had “nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character.”
Wynn still stands by his version, and gave us all some insight into what it’s like to have a beer with the famed actor.
“Clooney’s fun to be with when he’s sober,” Wynn said. “If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don’t stay late.“