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George Clooney: The 'Obscene' Amount of Money in Politics Is 'Ridiculous'

Clooney co-chaired an event in San Francisco Friday to raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund

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    George Clooney may be helping Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raise millions for her campaign — but he agrees with her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, that there's too much money in the U.S. political system.

    In an interview with "Meet the Press," moderator Chuck Todd asked Clooney whether the sums involved in his events, were, as critics have said, obscene.

    "Yes," the actor said. "I think it's an obscene amount of money... The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it is absolutely right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely."

    On Friday night, Clooney co-chaired an event in San Francisco to raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund. To get a seat at a roundtable with George Clooney, his wife Amal and Hillary Clinton, as well as a prime spot at the dinner, a couple would've had to pay or raise $353,400.