Clinton backer George Clooney condemns 'obscene' sums in White House race

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Actor and director George Clooney, a supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, broke ranks over campaign financing on Saturday to condemn the "obscene" sums of money in U.S. politics and praised Clinton's chief political rival in the process.

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Clooney made the remarks in an interview with NBC News' "Meet The Press" the day after he and his wife, Amal, hosted a fundraiser on Democratic Party hopeful Clinton's behalf Friday night with a price tag of up to $353,400 per couple.

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US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin leave the palazzo Ca Farsetti on a taxi boat on September 29, 2014 in Venice, after a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 25: Amal Clooney arrives at her wedding's post celebration with George Clooney at Danesfield House hotel on November 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Niki Nikolova/GC Images)
Gardeners prepare the grounds at Danesfield House, in Marlow, England, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It is believed that Danesfield House will be the venue for the post wedding party of Hollywood actor George Clooney and his new bride Amal Clooney on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
A view of a marquee tent in front of Danesfield House, in Marlow, England, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It is believed that Danesfield House will be the venue for the post wedding party of Hollywood actor George Clooney and his new bride Amal Clooney on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: A general view of the rumoured post wedding reception of George and Amal Clooney at Danesfield House Hotel And Spa on October 24, 2014 in Marlow, England. (Photo by Ada/Getty Images)
A view of Danesfield House, in Marlow, England, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It is believed that Danesfield House will be the venue for the post wedding party of Hollywood actor George Clooney and his new bride Amal Clooney on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: A general view of the rumoured post wedding reception of George and Amal Clooney at Danesfield House Hotel And Spa on October 24, 2014 in Marlow, England. (Photo by Ada/Getty Images)
MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: A general view of the rumoured post wedding reception of George and Amal Clooney at Danesfield House Hotel And Spa on October 24, 2014 in Marlow, England. (Photo by Ada/Getty Images)
MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: A general view of the rumoured post wedding reception of George and Amal Clooney at Danesfield House Hotel And Spa on October 24, 2014 in Marlow, England. (Photo by Ada/Getty Images)
MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: A general view of the rumoured post wedding reception of George and Amal Clooney at Danesfield House Hotel And Spa on October 24, 2014 in Marlow, England. (Photo by Ada/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
George Clooney, left, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin sighting at Canal Grande on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 15: Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) and Minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas (R) pose to photographers during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the Acropolis museum on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin Clooney who recently married George Clooney is visiting Athens as part of a team advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles. (Photo by Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 15: Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) is guided by the president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis (L) and the minister of Culture and Sports Konstantinos Tasoulas during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin Clooney who recently married George Clooney is visiting Athens as part of a team advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles. (Photo by Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 15: Amal Alamuddin Clooney (C) is guided by the president of the Acropolis museum Dimitris Pantermalis during a visit at the museum on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin Clooney who recently married George Clooney is visiting Athens as part of a team advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles. (Photo by Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
Parthenon Marbles (also known as the Elgin Marbles) at the British Museum in London, England (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 14: Lawyer Amal Alamuddin, left, speaks with Greek Culture Minister Kostas Tassoulas during their meeting in Athens on October 14, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Lawyers Geoffrey Robertson and Amal Alamuddin are on a four-day visit to meet with government officials and advise on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles. Alamuddin's husband, actor George Clooney, campaigned for the Marbles' return when promoting his film 'The Monuments Men'. (Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis - Pool/Getty Images)
Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney (L) and head of Doughty Street Chambers Geoffrey Robertson (R) arrive at the ministry of culture and sports in Athens on October 14, 2014. A team of British lawyers, including newlywed Amal Alamuddin Clooney, are visiting Athens to advise the Greek government on Britain's possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. The marble sculptures, taken from the Parthenon by diplomat Lord Elgin in 1803 and currently housed in the British Museum, have been a bone of contention between the British and Greek governments for decades. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the city hall after their civil marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
Amal Alamuddin, wearing her nuptial ring, leaves the Aman hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Clooney and Amal married Saturday, Sept. 27, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Lior Suchard (R) performs magic for Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, and Veronica Berti during the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September , 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Amal Alamuddin attends the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 09: George Clooney attends 'Che Tempo Che Fa' TV Show on February 9, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Amal Alamuddin leaving Berners Tavern restaurant on October 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: George Clooney attends 'Monuments Men' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' Premiere - Audi during The 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 08, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Amal Alamuddin attends the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Actor George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 file photo George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin pose for photographers as they arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy. George Clooney says he will marry his fiancee in Venice, one of the world's most romantic backdrops. The heartthrob actor revealed that he will marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city in a couple of weeks. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 Clooney revealed the venue but not the exact wedding date during at a star-studded benefit evening in Florence on Sunday. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
George Clooney, flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin, waves from a water-taxi after leaving the city hall in Venice, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sighting at Canal Grande on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images)
British lawyer Amal Alamuddin arrives on September 29, 2014 at the palazzo Ca Farsetti in Venice, for a civil ceremony to officialise her wedding with US actor George Clooney. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin arrive on September 29, 2014 at the palazzo Ca Farsetti in Venice, for a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 26, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave Venice's city hall, Italy, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Clooney and Amal married Saturday, Sept. 27, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
George Clooney, right, and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 file photo George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin pose for photographers as they arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy. George Clooney says he will marry his fiancee in Venice, one of the world's most romantic backdrops. The heartthrob actor revealed that he will marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city in a couple of weeks. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 Clooney revealed the venue but not the exact wedding date during at a star-studded benefit evening in Florence on Sunday. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world’s most romantic settings. A clatch of photographers were on hand to record the couple’s arrival Friday at the Tronchetto terminal, where they were picked up by Clooney’s trusted water-taxi driver and taken to the luxury Cipriani hotel. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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"We had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they're right to protest. They're absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money," Clooney said in excerpts released on Saturday. The interview will air on Sunday.

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Bernie Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont and Clinton's rival in the race for the Democratic nomination to run for the White House in the Nov. 8 election, has pounced on former secretary of state Clinton over the big-ticket event and for accepting large sums of money for her campaign.

"The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely," Clooney said.

In response to the dinner, the Sanders campaign on Friday evening sent out an email to supporters asking them to help reach their fundraising goals by chipping in $3.53 apiece, instead.

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