Amal Clooney Slams Donald Trump During Pointed UN Speech

On Wednesday, Clooney gave a speech at the United Nations Correspondents Association Awards in New York City.

The human rights lawyer was awarded the 2018 UNCA Global Citizen of the Year Award at the dinner, which was held at Manhattan restaurant Cipriani 42nd Street.

"And you, the press, are under attack like never before", the publication reported she said.

Clooney, who was named the United Nation's global citizen of the year, used her speech to talk about the hard challenges journalists face in autocratic regimes, using Myanmar, the USA and North Korea as examples.

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She said that journalists were "under attack", in "autocratic regimes from North Korea to the Philippines to Hungary".

"The U.S. President has given such regimes a green light and labeled the press in this country the 'enemy of the people, '" she asserted. "You are dying while covering wars, not just because you walk unarmed on the most risky places on earth but because you are being targeted for exposing crimes committed, for speaking the truth that perpetrators find the most hard to hear". But the most intense of her criticism was reserved Trump, who has been at war with journalists during the course of his presidency.

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

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