Michael Douglas Tells ‘The View’ He’s “Deeply, Deeply Concerned” About Biden, Says George Clooney Has “Valid Point”

Actor Michael Douglas, a longtime supporter of Joe Biden who hosted a Hollywood fundraiser for the president in April, said on The View today that he is “deeply, deeply concerned” about Biden’s prospects in light of the recent debate.

Asked to comment on George Clooney’s New York Times op-ed calling for Biden to step aside, Douglas said, “I think it’s a valid point. I’m deeply, deeply concerned. I mean, especially it’s difficult because the Democrats have a big bench, they’ve got a lot of heavy hitters, a lot of talent. And I do worry because with the debate…I mean, it was relatively simple: First of all, they should have just told the president to stand up, put a little make up on for the debate and then where to look, and just don’t deal with all of your facts – just deal with [Trump’s] lies.”

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Although Douglas, on the show to promote the new documentary America’s Burning, did not officially withdraw his support for the president, he did say, “This is such a tough one. I adore the guy. Fifty years of public service, a wonderful guy, and this just happens to be one of these elections that’s just so crucial. I don’t necessarily worry about today or tomorrow but a year down the line, I worry. I am concerned.”

View moderator Whoopi Goldberg expressed her continued support for Biden. When Douglas and View cohost Joy Behar said that Biden should have focused on Trump’s lies during the debate, Goldberg said with some frustration, “But then when he does that…You know, you can’t win in this game. I really feel bad for him. If he can’t do the job and we see he can’t do the job, then he’s gotta go, but until I can see that, I’m going to support him.”


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