Amal Clooney criticises Donald Trump over journalist comments

Amal and George Clooney

Amal and George Clooney

Amal Clooney made it clear that she's not a fan of President Donald Trump during her speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards on Wednesday night.

Global human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has criticised US President Donald Trump for giving autocratic regimes "a green light" to constrain journalists and the free press.

Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres was also spotted exiting with the couple from the awards ceremony.

"The U.S. president has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the 'enemy of the people, '" she argued.

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She referred to the "brutal torture and death" two month ago of a Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. "In numerous cases that I have worked on too, I have seen journalists and opposition figures ruthlessly targeted so that they can no longer criticize leaders". But because you are being targeted for exposing crimes committed in war.

Clooney, along with her husband George, has been a vocal opponent of President Trump since the 2016 presidential election.

The International human rights lawyer and modern-day princess arrived at the gala in a navy and crème-colored silk J. Mendel gown (shop a similar style here), which she paired with eye-catching dangling earrings and her signature red lip.

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