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George Clooney, Natalie Portman Speak at Variety’s Power of Women Event

Who better to introduce Variety’s Power of Women: Los Angeles luncheon than George Clooney? Friday’s event at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons, in partnership with Lifetime Television, gathered 500 guests to honor philanthropic women including student activist and gun reform advocate Emma Gonzalez, Tiffany Haddish, Regina King, Natalie Portman and Lena Waithe. Also in the crowd were Thandie Newton, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Culpo, Kathryn Hahn and Gina Rodriguez.
Clooney didn’t waste any time preaching to the choir – those in Hollywood who don’t support the Trump administration’s policies.
“Fear of Muslims. Fear of immigrants. Fear of minorities. Fear of strong women,” he said. “And because our government needs us to be afraid, the question is, are we really scared of all the things that actually make America great? And if the answer is yes, then we’ll have history to answer to. Because these are the ideas that will define us for generations,” he said.
“When you call an entire religion your enemy, you might very well make an enemy out of an entire religion. When you tell a whole race of people that you value them less, you can’t be surprised when they question your values. When you tell women

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