Lake Como, Italy is a place of austere beauty, tranquility and great wealth. Many of the world’s rich and famous have homes situated next to the placid waters, with the snow capped Alps as a backdrop.
George and Amal Clooney’s 18th-century Villa Oleandra adds to the beauty of the area, but not far from their Italian mansion, the seen is far from easy on the eyes, with a “makeshift camp” of migrants having joined the neighborhood.
Hundreds of migrants are living in tents in a makeshift camp near the actor’s Italian mansion as they wait to get into northern Europe after Switzerland closed its southern border with Italy, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
The migrants are surrounded by “discarded clothes, shoes, food containers and even rats.”The lives of the families living in the camp are in sharp contrast to those of George Clooney, Madonna, Donatella Versace and her brother Gianni and Sir Richard Branson, who all currently own or have owned luxury villas on Lake Como.
In March, Clooney said Trump was a “xenophobic racist.”
“He’s just an opportunist,” he said. “Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist. You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.”
Amal Clooney is a human rights lawyer and has also been quite emphatic in her opposition to Trump’s immigration strategy.
“If you actually look at what [Trump] specifically says in that now infamous speech about Muslims, he kept saying, ‘They only want jihad; they don’t believe in our way of life; they don’t respect our system,’” Clooney said.
Yet with the rise of violent crimes perpetrated upon the citizens of European countries by migrants who are Muslim, there is certainly evidence to validate Trump’s desire to protect the U.S. citizen.
In a letter sent out to the embattled candidate’s supporters Clooney attempts to put a positive spin on the former Secretary of State’s dismal record.Clooney describes Clinton as a “voice of tolerance and experience” and attempts to besmirch Trump as a racist Islamophobe who wants to commit “war crimes.”