WATCH: Clooney calls Joe Biden a very “smart” and “wise man”

Chatting with USA TODAY’s Brian Truitt on a number of topics, “Oceans 11″ actor George Clooney called Joe Biden a “very smart” and “wise man.”

Clooney explained “I feel like we’re in so much better shape because I do think this: Moments meet the man or woman. And this is Joe Biden’s moment.”

“He is a compassionate, kind man,” he continued “and we’re going to need that after we’ve lost probably close to 400,000 people by the time we get [the coronavirus pandemic] in our rear-view mirror.”

“We’re going to need compassion through this and [Biden] is every bit of that, on top of being a very smart, wise guy, wise man,” he added.

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Appearing recently on the late show with Stephen Colbert, Joe Biden paid his embattled son Hunter quite a compliment.

Joe said “He is the smartest man I know. I mean, in a pure intellectual capacity. And as long as he’s good, we’re good.”