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George Clooney is not running for office

The actor says in a new interview that he has nixed chances of a political career, but does see hope in a post-Trump America.

“Because I actually would like to have a nice life,” Clooney told the BBC of not pursuing an elected office. “I turned 60 this year, and I had a conversation with my wife [Amal Clooney], and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said, ‘We have to think of these as the halcyon years.’ If we have our health, which we do … and I’m 60 and I can still play basketball and still do the things I love, but in 20 years I will be 80, and that’s a real number.”

Clooney added, “[It] doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat. You’re 80. And so I said, ‘We have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.'”

“There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired,” Clooney said of the current state of the country. “There’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it’s going to take time.”

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