George Clooney and casino mogul Steve Wynn are not backing down after an angry exchange earlier this month.
The showdown in Sin City took place inside Wynn's $2 billion resort. He was having dinner with Clooney and seven other people at a high-end steakhouse when the conversation turned to President Obama, CBS News' Ben Tracy reported.
In a very candid statement, Clooney says Wynn "...called the president an (expletive)...I said that the president was my longtime friend, and then he said, 'Your friend is an (expletive)'... At that point I told Steve that HE was an (expletive) and that I wasn't going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out."
Wynn said, "Every business guy I know in the country is frightened of Barack Obama and the way he thinks."
It's no secret that Wynn dislikes the president and his policies. He has said of the president, "I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business and jobs."
It's also no secret that Clooney is an FOB, short for "Friend of Barack," as the Obamas told Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.
"We got to know each other and he's a good man and a good friend," Mr. Obama said in an interview.
Wynn told the Las Vegas Review Journal, "When he's drinking, he (Clooney) considers himself a close personal buddy of the president." Wynn added, "Clooney's fun to be with when he's sober. If you have a chance to drink with him, you want to get there early, and don't stay late."
Apparently neither of them has heard that what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there.