Just FYI, you know those rumors about Obama and Reggie? Well, there is similar speculation about Clooney, the "confirmed bachelor."
George Clooney storms out of heated dinner after Steve Wynn calls President Barack Obama an 'a--hole'NY Daily News
The actor didn't take it lightly when the hotel-casino developer began hurling insults at the President. 'I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said, 'Your friend is an a--hole.''
BY Zayda Rivera
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:57 PM
If you haven't heard, George Clooney is a huge supporter of President Barack Obama.
Hotel-casino developer Steve Wynn may not have been aware just how much Clooney backs the Prez, but he quickly found out after calling Obama an "a--hole," reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
"He called the President an a--hole … that is a fact," the 52-year-old actor said in a statement about the heated words they exchanged during a recent dinner at Botero restaurant inside Wynn's Encore hotel in Las Vegas.
"I said the President was my longtime friend and then he said, 'Your friend is an a--hole,'" he continued. "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 jacka--. And I walked out."
Wynn's side of the story paints quite a different picture. One in which Clooney reportedly "got drunk" from several tequila shots.
"The place was empty," Wynn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "He stood up and threw a hissy fit."
The hotel business magnate referred to Clooney's initial outburst at another dinner guest who made a joke about former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.
"Then he sat down and started talking about the Affordable Care Act and that's when I spoke up," Wynn continued. "He didn't like that either. I think my discussion about the Affordable Care Act was the straw that broke the camel's back. When he's drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the President."
After which, Clooney supposedly stood up and said, "I don't have to listen to this (expletive) stuff," Wynn said.
"There were nine people at that table," Clooney's statement read, dismissing Wynn's account. "So you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants."
The "Monuments Men" star and Wynn were joined by Clooney's Casamigos tequila business partners as well as Wynn's wife, Andrea Hissom, and three others.
"There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us," Clooney added. "Those are all the facts. It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character."
Photo at link of Clooney gazing at Obama in 2006.