Amal Clooney takes aim at Trump: He’s given the ‘green light’ for torture, murder of journalists


Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Wednesday took aim at President Trump over his rhetoric on the media.

Speaking at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards, Clooney said that Trump has had a “chilling effect” worldwide by emboldening autocracies to punish journalists.

“The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the ‘enemy of the people,’” Clooney said, according to Vanity Fair.

Clooney, who was being honored as the group’s 2018 Global Citizen of the Year, also referenced Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident journalist who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this year. – READ MORE


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