George Clooney, Steve Wynn spat during Vegas dinner over Obama
04/25/2014 12:22 PM
04/25/2014 12:22 PM
Who wants to bet that George Clooney and his buddy, casino mogul Steve Wynn, never talk politics again?
Or if they do, now Wynn knows not to call President Obama a bad word that rhymes with grass mole.
This is the story as it’s been reported by many media outlets, including the one at ground zero, theLas Vegas Review-Journal
A couple of weeks ago Clooney was in Vegas with his business partners to promote their Casamigos tequila during the Wine Spirits Wholesalers of America convention.
During the trip Clooney, his partners, Wynn and his wife, and a few others had dinner at Botero restaurant inside Wynn’s Encore hotel.
A nice meal turned kind of ugly when the table talk got political.
Wynn, a major Republican donor, reportedly criticized Obama and the Affordable Care Act.
Clooney, a staunch Democrat, took offense.
"He called the president an (expletive) ... that is a fact ..." Clooney said in a statement issued by his publicist.
"I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said 'your friend is an (expletive).' ... At that point I told Steve that HE was an (expletive) and I wasn't going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass.”
According to Clooney’s version, he walked off while the two men exchanged even more words that we can’t print here.
“It had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with character," Clooney said in his statement.
Wynn told the Las Vegas paper that Clooney “threw a hissy fit” and said Clooney had had a little too much to drink.
“When he’s drinking, he considers himself a close personal buddy of the president,” Wynn said.
“Clooney’s fun to be with when he’s sober. If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don’t stay late.”
Said Clooney in his statement: “There were nine people at that table. ... So you can ask them. ... Steve likes to go on rants.”
Our takeaway from all of this: Never talk politics with drunk rich guys.