George Clooney mocks Trump as a 'knucklehead' who was chasing girls: 'That's all he was'
George Clooney (AFP)

Actor George Clooney took a moment out from promoting his new movie in the UK to hit Donald Trump where it hurts--with derision about his pre-politics persona.

Clooney appeared on commentator Andrew Marr's Sunday morning politics show and laughed as he dismissed Trump as unserious. Clooney indicated he knew Trump from seeing him at celebrity parties over the years.

"It's so funny because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president, he was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he'd come over and go 'what's the name of that girl?' That's all he was."

Clooney also derided the notion that Trump is considered a champion of the common man by supporters who he "certainly can't stand in real life." And there was this:

Clooney then continued by speculating on what he thinks will happen if Trump decides to run for the White House again. "He's gonna play this out for a while and we'll see where we go with this as a country. My hope is that we have a little better sense to do that again, [that's] my hope."

Clooney is in the UK to promote his new movie The Tender Bar, which is showing at the London Film Festival.