George Clooney admits money he has raised for Hillary Clinton campaign is 'obscene'

George Clooney has been criticised for the money he has raised for Hillary Clinton. Credit: NBC's Meet the Press

Hillary Clinton supporter George Clooney has admitted the amount of money he's raised for her Democratic presidential campaign is "obscene".

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Clooney said he agrees with Clinton's rival Bernie Sander's that the funds involved in American politics is "ridiculous".

At the weekend Clooney hosted an event in San Francisco and at his home in Los Angeles for the Hillary Victory Fund and attendees were asked to donate up to $353,400 (£24,177) per couple.

Some of the guests at the events included Ellen DeGeneres and Jane Fonda according to Variety magazine.

Donations to the fund were divided between Clinton's campaign, a possible national campaign, the Democratic National Committee and various Democratic state parties.

A small group of protesters stood outside the events with placards criticising Clooney and the amount of money being raised and he said "they are right to protest, they are absolutely right."

But he added that political fundraising "is a necessary evil" in order to eventually get rid of the way large amounts of money influence the American political system.

He said: "The Supreme Court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out so I never have to do a fundraiser again. And that's why I'm doing it."